AskDefine | Define measured

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measured adj
1 determined by measurement; "the measured distance was less than a mile" [ant: unmeasured]
2 the rhythmic arrangement of syllables [syn: metrical, metric]
3 carefully thought out in advance; "a calculated insult"; "with measured irony" [syn: calculated, deliberate]
4 with care and dignity; "walking at the same measured pace"; "with all deliberate speed" [syn: careful, deliberate]

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  1. That has been determined by measurement.
    He ran over a measured mile.
  2. Deliberate but restrained.
    He argued in measured tones.
  3. In the context of "of poetry etc": Rhythmically written in meter; metrical.


  1. past of measure

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