Meaning of MEASUREMENT in English
mea ‧ sure ‧ ment W3 /ˈmeʒəmənt $ -ʒər-/ BrE AmE noun
[ Word Family: adjective : ↑ measurable ≠ ↑ immeasurable , ↑ measured , ↑ measureless ; noun : ↑ measure , ↑ measurement ; verb : ↑ measure ; adverb : ↑ measurably ≠ ↑ immeasurably ]
1 . [countable] the length, height etc of something
waist/chest/leg etc measurement
What’s your waist measurement?
take/make measurements (=measure something)
Take measurements of the room before you buy any new furniture.
take sb’s measurements (=measure someone in order to make or get clothes for them)
The assistant took my measurements and showed me what was available in my size.
2 . [uncountable] the act of measuring something
the measurement of performance
accurate measurement of body temperature
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▪ take/make a measurement (=measure something)
Scientists take daily measurements to find out if the ocean temperature is increasing.
▪ get a measurement
You get a more accurate measurement holding the tape this way.
▪ take sb’s measurements (=measure someone for a piece of clothing)
She was having her measurements taken for her wedding dress.
■ ADJECTIVES/NOUN + measurement
When making curtains, you need accurate measurements of the window.
It's about 10 metres by 8 metres - I don't know the exact measurements.
This special equipment allows us to make very precise measurements.
▪ a careful measurement (=an accurate measurement – used when you are emphasizing the process of measuring)
Careful measurements of the human skull were taken and recorded.
▪ a direct measurement (=one made by measuring the thing itself, not a photograph of it)
Instruments in space allowed a direct measurement of Jupiter’s temperature.
▪ an objective measurement (=one that is not influenced by your opinions or feelings)
The test provides an objective measurement of the student’s listening skills.
▪ somebody's waist/chest/leg etc measurement
What is his waist measurement?
Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English. Longman - Словарь современного английского языка. 2012