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 for Measuring
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Inchworm \Inch"worm`\, n. (Zool.)
     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, spanner, and looper.
     See Geometrid.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Measuring \Meas"ur*ing\, a.
     Used in, or adapted for, ascertaining measurements, or
     dividing by measure.
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     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 (Zool.), 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.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Measure \Meas"ure\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Measured; p. pr. & vb.
     n. Measuring.] [F. mesurer, L. mensurare. See Measure,
     1. To ascertain by use of a measuring instrument; to compute
        or ascertain the extent, quantity, dimensions, or capacity
        of, by a certain rule or standard; to take the dimensions
        of; hence, to estimate; to judge of; to value; to
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              Great are thy works, Jehovah, infinite
              Thy power! what thought can measure thee? --Milton.
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     2. To serve as the measure of; as, the thermometer measures
        changes of temperature.
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     3. To pass throught or over in journeying, as if laying off
        and determining the distance.
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              A true devoted pilgrim is not weary
              To measure kingdoms with his feeble steps. --Shak.
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     4. To adjust by a rule or standard.
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              To secure a contented spirit, measure your desires
              by your fortunes, not your fortunes by your desires.
                                                    --Jer. Taylor.
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     5. To allot or distribute by measure; to set off or apart by
        measure; -- often with out or off.
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              With what measure ye mete, it shall be measured to
              you again.                            --Matt. vii.
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              That portion of eternity which is called time,
              measured out by the sun.              --Addison.
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     To measure swords with one, to try another's skill in the
        use of the sword; hence, figuratively, to match one's
        abilities against an antagonist's.
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

      n 1: the act or process of assigning numbers to phenomena
           according to a rule; "the measurements were carefully
           done"; "his mental measurings proved remarkably accurate"
           [syn: measurement, measuring, measure, mensuration]

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  42 Moby Thesaurus words for "measuring":
     appraisal, appraisement, approximation, approximative, assessment,
     assize, assizement, calculation, chorographic, computation,
     correction, determination, estimate, estimation, estimative,
     evaluation, gauging, hypsographic, instrumentation, measure,
     measurement, mensural, mensuration, mensurational, mensurative,
     metric, metric system, numerative, oceanographic, quantification,
     quantitative, quantization, rating, survey, surveying,
     telemetering, telemetry, topographic, triangulation, valuation,
     valuational, valuative

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