# Definition:Measurable Property/Measurement

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*This page is about measurement in the context of Applied Mathematics. For other uses, see measure.*

## Definition

**Measurement** is the process of determining the quantity of a measurable property according to some given scale of measurement.

A **measurement** is reported as a (real) number multiplied by a unit of measurement for that quantity.

## Also known as

A **measurement** of a quantity can also be referred to as a **measure** of it, but the term **measure** has a specialised meaning in the context of **measure theory**.

## Also see

- Results about
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## Sources

- 1921: C.E. Weatherburn:
*Elementary Vector Analysis*... (previous) ... (next): Chapter $\text I$. Addition and Subtraction of Vectors. Centroids: Definitions: $1$. Scalar and vector quantities - 1939: E.G. Phillips:
*A Course of Analysis*(2nd ed.) ... (previous) ... (next): Chapter $\text {I}$: Number: $1.1$ Introduction - 1972: Murray R. Spiegel and R.W. Boxer:
*Theory and Problems of Statistics*(SI ed.) ... (previous) ... (next): Chapter $1$: Discrete and Continuous Variables - 1973: G. Stephenson:
*Mathematical Methods for Science Students*(2nd ed.) ... (previous) ... (next): Chapter $1$: Real Numbers and Functions of a Real Variable: $1.1$ Real Numbers - 2008: David Nelson:
*The Penguin Dictionary of Mathematics*(4th ed.) ... (previous) ... (next):**measure**