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me zher

  • n  any maneuver made as part of progress toward a goal
    the situation called for strong measures
  • n  how much there is or how many there are of something that you can quantify
  • n  a statute in draft before it becomes law
  • n  the act or process of assigning numbers to phenomena according to a rule
    the measurements were carefully done
  • n  a basis for comparison; a reference point against which other things can be evaluated
    they set the measure for all subsequent work
  • n  (prosody) the accent in a metrical foot of verse
  • n  musical notation for a repeating pattern of musical beats
  • n  measuring instrument having a sequence of marks at regular intervals; used as a reference in making measurements
  • n  a container of some standard capacity that is used to obtain fixed amounts of a substance
  • v  determine the measurements of something or somebody, take measurements of
  • v  express as a number or measure or quantity
  • v  have certain dimensions
    This table surfaces measures 20inches by 36 inches
  • v  evaluate or estimate the nature, quality, ability, extent, or significance of

  • If IQ tests measure a trait that is genetic, and therefore inherited, or a trait that is culturally transmitted by parents and social class, they would, either way, be unlikely to .
  • In June 2006, a slightly different measure by the same name attracted 39 votes.
  • In a new report, economists say GDP is the wrong way to measure a country's vitality and that our concept of wealth should include factors like health, equality and education.
News & Articles


  • Harry Reid in The Associated Press
    We will vote on this measure again once there is a replacement named for the late Senator Byrd,Reid said.
  • President Bush in BBC News
    This is an essential short-term measure to ensure the viability of America's banking system,Mr Bush said. "This is not intended to take over the free market, but to preserve it."
  • Robert Gates in Xinhua
    It is very important that the Turks make this operation as short as possible. I measure quick in terms of days, a week or two,Gates told reporters in New Delhi before leaving for scheduled visit to Ankara to meet Turkish officials on Thursday.

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