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measure

noun
 
 
/ˈmeʒər/
METHOD [C] B2 a way of achieving something or dealing with a situation: This arrangement is only a temporary measure. We must take preventative measures to stop the spread of the disease. security measures Ways of achieving things
a measure of sth a good way of judging something: Ticket sales are a good measure of a show's popularity.Analysing and evaluatingAssessing and estimating value
a/some measure of sth formal an amount of something: Bulletproof vests give some measure of protection.General words for size and amount
SIZE [U] a way of measuring something: units of measure such as centimetres, grams and litresWeighing and measuringGeneral words for size and amountMeasurements in general
→ See also tape measure, for good measure
(Definition of measure noun from the Cambridge Learners Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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