HyperDic: measurement

English > 1 sense of the word measurement:
NOUNactmeasurement, measuring, measure, mensurationthe act or process of assigning numbers to phenomena according to a rule
measurement > pronunciation
Rhymesabandonment ... wonderment: 671 rhymes with ahnt...
English > measurement: 1 sense > noun 1, act
MeaningThe act or process of assigning numbers to phenomena according to a rule.
Example"the measurements were carefully done"
Synonymsmeasuring, measure, mensuration
NarroweractinometryMeasuring the intensity of electromagnetic radiation (especially of the sun's rays)
algometryMeasuring sensitivity to pain or pressure
anemographyrecording anemometrical measurements
anemometryMeasuring wind speed and direction
angulationThe precise measurement of angles
anthropometrymeasurement and study of the human body and its parts and capacities
arterial blood gasesmeasurement of the pH level and the oxygen and carbon dioxide concentrations in arterial blood
audiometryMeasuring sensitivity of hearing
bathymetry, plumbingMeasuring the depths of the oceans
calorimetrymeasurement of quantities of heat / heat
cephalometrymeasurement of human heads
densitometryMeasuring the optical density of a substance by shining light on it and measuring its transmission
dosimetryMeasuring the dose of radiation emitted by a radioactive source
fetometry, foetometrymeasurement of a fetus (especially the diameter of the head)
hydrometry, gravimetryThe measurement of specific gravity
hypsometry, hypsographymeasurement of the elevation of land above sea level
mental measurementA generic term used to cover any application of measurement techniques to the quantification of mental functions
micrometryMeasuring with a micrometer
observationThe act of making and recording a measurement
pelvimetrymeasurement of the dimensions of the bony birth canal (to determine whether vaginal birth is possible)
photometrymeasurement of the properties of light (especially luminous intensity)
quantificationThe act of discovering or expressing the quantity of something
quantitative analysis, quantitative chemical analysischemical analysis to determine the amounts of each element in the substance
radioactive datingmeasurement of the amount of radioactive material (usually carbon 14) that an object contains / contains
reading, meter readingThe act of measuring with meters or similar instruments
samplingmeasurement at regular intervals of the amplitude of a varying waveform (in order to convert it to digital form)
scalingAct of measuring or arranging or adjusting according to a scale
seismographyThe measurement of tremors and shocks and undulatory movements of earthquakes
sound rangingLocating a source of sound (as an enemy / enemy gun / gun) by measurements of the time the sound arrives at microphones in known positions
soundingThe act of measuring depth of water (usually with a sounding line)
spirometryThe use of a spirometer to measure vital capacity
surveyingThe practice of measuring angles and distances on the ground so that they can be accurately plotted on a map
telemetryautomatic transmission and measurement of data from remote sources by wire or radio or other means
thermogravimetryThe measurement of changes in weight as a function of changes in temperature used as a technique of chemically analyzing substances
thermometryThe measurement of temperature
tonometryThe measurement of intraocular pressure by determining the amount of force needed to make a slight indentation in the cornea
viscometry, viscosimetryThe measurement of viscosity
BroaderactivityAny specific behavior
Spanishmediciones, medición, medida, medidas
Catalanacotament, mesurament, mesura, mida, mides
Verbsmeasureexpress as a number or measure or quantity
measuredetermine the measurements of something or somebody, take measurements of

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