Translation of "measure" - English-Traditional Chinese dictionary

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measureverb

uk /ˈmeʒ.ər/ us /ˈmeʒ.ɚ/

measure verb (SIZE)

B2 [ T ] to discover the exact size or amount of something

量,測量;計量
"Will the table fit in here?" "I don't know - let's measure it." 「這裡放得下這張桌子嗎?」「我不知道──我們來量一下吧。」
This machine measures your heart rate. 這台機器可測量你的心率。
He measured the flour into the bowl. 他量好麵粉,倒入碗中。

More examples

  • The main bedroom measures 24 ft by 18 ft (24' x 18').
  • Engine speed can be measured in revolutions per minute (rpm).
  • The metre is the standard unit for measuring length in the SI system.
  • Measure all the dry ingredients into a large mixing bowl.
  • This stick is used for measuring the amount of oil in the engine - do you see the marks on it?

measure verb (JUDGE)

C2 [ T ] to judge the quality, effect, importance, or value of something

估量,衡量
There is no way of measuring the damage done to morale. 對士氣造成的負面影響無法估量。

measurenoun

uk /ˈmeʒ.ər/ us /ˈmeʒ.ɚ/

measure noun (METHOD)

B2 [ C usually plural ] a way of achieving something, or a method for dealing with a situation

方法,措施
What further measures can we take to avoid terrorism? 我們該採取哪些進一步的措施來防範恐怖主義?
These measures were designed to improve car safety. 這些措施旨在提高汽車的安全性。
[ + to infinitive ] Emergency measures to help the refugees are badly needed. 目前亟需採取一些緊急措施救助難民。

More examples

  • The new tax would force companies to adopt energy-saving measures.
  • These measures are designed to reduce pollution.
  • Teachers claim such measures could unfairly disadvantage ethnic minorities.
  • In the past 10 years, preventive measures have radically reduced levels of tooth decay in children.
  • New measures have been introduced to try and ease traffic congestion in the city.

measure noun (SIZE)

[ C or U ] a unit used for stating the size, weight, etc. of something, or a way of measuring

計量單位;測量方法
weights and measures 度量衡
The sample's density is a measure of its purity. 樣品的密度是其純度的一個測量方法。

C2 [ C or U ] formal amount

數量,程度
There was a large measure of agreement between the candidates. 候選人之間有很大的共識。
His success was in some measure due to his being in the right place at the right time. 他的成功一定程度上要歸因於天時地利。

C2 [ C ] an exact amount, especially of alcohol

(尤指酒的)標準量,固定量
One unit of alcohol is equal to half a pint of beer or a standard measure of spirits. 一個單位的酒相當於半品脫的啤酒或一個標準量的烈酒。

[ C ] US a bar noun

小節;樂譜的小節線

More examples

  • The president's staff have no reliable measure of the damage done to his reputation.
  • The pole was a measure used for land in the past.
  • What measure do they use for diamonds?

measure noun (WAY OF JUDGING)

C2 [ C ] a way of judging something

(估價、判斷的)標準,尺度
Record sales are not always a measure of a singer's popularity. 唱片銷量並不總是衡量一名歌手受歡迎程度的標準。
We have no accurate measure of the damage. 我們沒有計算損失的準確方法。

More examples

  • Repeat purchases are one measure of a product's popularity.
  • Their satisfied sighs were a good measure of the meal's success.
  • The president's staff have no reliable measure of the damage done to his reputation.

(Translation of “measure” from the Cambridge English-Chinese (Traditional) Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)