Measuring
Measuring Meas"ur*ing, a. Used in, or adapted for, ascertaining measurements, or dividing by measure. [1913 Webster]

{Measuring faucet}, a faucet which permits only a given quantity of liquid to pass each time it is opened, or one by means of which the liquid which passes can be measured.

{Measuring worm} (Zo["o]l.), the larva of any geometrid moth. They are so called because they move by a process in which they first pull the rear legs forward toward their front legs, forming a loop which resembles the process of measuring with a tape measure. The motion is completed by subsequently moving the front legs forward to an advanced position. See {Geometrid}. [1913 Webster +PJC]


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  • Measuring — Measure Meas ure, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Measured}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Measuring}.] [F. mesurer, L. mensurare. See {Measure}, n.] 1. To ascertain by use of a measuring instrument; to compute or ascertain the extent, quantity, dimensions, or capacity… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • measuring — [[t]me̱ʒərɪŋ[/t]] ADJ: ADJ n A measuring jug, cup, or spoon is specially designed for measuring quantities, especially in cooking …   English dictionary

  • measuring — meas·ur·ing || meÊ’É™rɪŋ n. taking of dimensions meas·ure || meÊ’É™(r) n. action, step; unit of size or capacity; criterion; device for measuring; amount, degree, extent; system of measuring; meter, cadence; legislative bill or act;… …   English contemporary dictionary

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  • measuring — Inchworm Inch worm , n. (Zo[ o]l.) The larva of any geometrid moth. It progresses forward by first bringing the rear end of the body forward, forming a loop, then moving the front part of the body; called also {measuring} worm, {measuringworm},… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • measuring — adj. Measuring is used with these nouns: ↑cup, ↑device, ↑instrument, ↑jug, ↑spoon, ↑tape, ↑tool …   Collocations dictionary

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