Meaning of “measurement” in the English Dictionary

"measurement" in British English

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measurementnoun

uk /ˈmeʒ.ə.mənt/ us /ˈmeʒ.ɚ.mənt/

C2 [ C or U ] the act or process of measuring:

The test is based on the measurement of blood levels.
The machine makes thousands of measurements every day.

B2 [ C ] a value, discovered by measuring, that correponds to the size, shape, quality, etc. of something:

The measurements of both rooms were identical.
What is your inside leg measurement?
measurements [ plural ]

Your measurements are the sizes of various parts of your body, especially your chest, waist, and hips, that you refer to when you want to buy clothes.

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  • We took measurements in all the rooms.
  • The measurement of water flow is crucial to the system.
  • The device is used for the measurement of rainfall.
  • You need to check his measurements.
  • Have you got the measurements for the carpet?

(Definition of “measurement” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"measurement" in American English

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measurementnoun [ C/U ]

us /ˈmeʒ·ər·mənt/

the act of measuring:

[ U ] The test is based on the measurement of blood sugar.

A measurement is the length, height, width, etc., of something, which you discover by measuring it:

[ C ] The measurements of several of the drawings were identical.

(Definition of “measurement” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

"measurement" in Business English

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measurementnoun

uk /ˈmeʒəmənt/ us

[ C or U ] the act of measuring something:

The measurement of performance, or effectiveness, is a constant concern in management research.
accurate/precise/proper/detailed measurement It is these specific characteristics that require detailed measurement.
Doing more measurements is the common strategy to improve reliability.
measurements [ plural ]

the size, shape, quality, etc. of something, which you discover by measuring it:

The measurements of the bike, when folded, are 68cm x 52cm x 26cm.
Although exact measurements are not available, piracy is said to be a "very big problem".

(Definition of “measurement” from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)