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Definition of "measured" []

  • Determined by measurement: The measured distance was less than a mile. (adjective)
  • Careful; restrained: spoke in measured words. (adjective)
  • Calculated; deliberate: with measured irony. (adjective)
  • Regular in rhythm and number: "A clock struck slowly in the house with a measured, solemn chime” ( Thomas Wolfe). (adjective)
  • Slow and stately. (adjective)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "measured" in a sentence
  • "The tag measured all the sounds heard by the whales and their subsequent swimming movements."
  • "The last Concordia president to hang on to the job for a term measured in years rather than months has returned to take the helm of the university."
  • "By claiming he had already been sentenced, and to a term measured in days not months, the defense tried to make it appear that Polanski wasn't eligible for extradition."