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The word measure is a noun.  Measure means (1) how much there is of something that you can quantify, (2) any maneuver made as part of progress toward a goal, (3) the act or process of measuring, (4) measuring instrument having a sequence of marks at regular intervals; used as a reference in making measurements, (5) a statute in draft before it becomes law, (6) musical notation for a repeating pattern of musical beats, (7) (prosody) the accent in a metrical foot of verse, (8) a basis for comparison; a reference point against which other things can be evaluatedMeasure is also a verb that means (1) express as a number or measure or quantity, (2) determine the measurements of something or somebody, take measurements of, (3) place a value on; judge the worth of something, (4) have certain dimensions.
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  • The Metric System
    The metric system is a system of measurement that is used throughout much of the world. Learn about the metric system and find helpful links to metric prefixes and conversion tables.
    http://www.metricconversion.us/system.htm
  • Barometer Styles
    The aneroid barometer was invented in 1845. This type of barometer uses an evacuated sealed chamber instead of mercury to measure air pressure.
    http://www.barometers.us/styles.htm
  • Metric Conversion
    Metric units are used to measure length, area, volume, weight, pressure, energy, and temperature and are different from commonly used English measurements.
    http://www.metricconversion.us/
  • Weather Instruments
    Weather instruments are used to measure different aspects of the weather and include thermometers, barometers, weather balloons, satellites, and more. Visit this site to learn about various weather instruments.
    http://www.weatherinstruments.us/
  • NetRatings
    Nielson/Netratings is a service of the Nielson Corporation that delivers Internet media and market research solutions. They measure Internet audience numbers and are a source for online advertising intelligence and strategies. The website describes all of their products and how they can be used. They also provide news and more.
    http://www.netratings.com/
  • TOP500 Supercomputing Sites
    In 1993, the top500 organization began to compile statistics and keep a list of the top 500 supercomputing sites. The list is updated twice a year. Linpack is the benchmark system that is used to measure other supercomputers against. The site also contains news and upcoming events involving supercomputers.
    http://www.top500.org/
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Tape Measure and Pencil on a Wooden Board
Tape Measure and Pencil on a Wooden Board

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