evaluate vs measure what difference

what is difference between evaluate and measure

English

Etymology

Back-formation from evaluation.

Pronunciation

  • (Received Pronunciation) IPA(key): /ɨˈvaljʊeɪt/
  • (General American) IPA(key): /ɪ̈ˈvaljəˌweɪt/
  • Hyphenation: eval‧u‧ate

Verb

evaluate (third-person singular simple present evaluates, present participle evaluating, simple past and past participle evaluated)

  1. (transitive) To draw conclusions from examining; to assess.
  2. (transitive, mathematics, computing) To compute or determine the value of (an expression).
  3. (intransitive, computing, mathematics) To return or have a specific value.

Derived terms

Translations

References

  • Evaluation (disambiguation) on Wikipedia.Wikipedia

Further reading

  • evaluate in Webster’s Revised Unabridged Dictionary, G. & C. Merriam, 1913.
  • evaluate in The Century Dictionary, New York, N.Y.: The Century Co., 1911.
  • evaluate at OneLook Dictionary Search

Ido

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /evaˈluate/

Verb

evaluate

  1. adverbial present passive participle of evaluar


English

Etymology

From Middle English mesure, from Old French mesure, from Latin mēnsūra (a measuring, rule, something to measure by), from mēnsus, past participle of mētīrī (to measure, mete). Displaced native Middle English mǣte, mete (measure) (from Old English met (measure), compare Old English mitta (a measure)), Middle English ameten, imeten (to measure) (from Old English āmetan, ġemetan (to mete, measure)), Middle English hof, hoof (measure, reason) (from Old Norse hōf (measure, reason)), Old English mǣþ (measure, degree).

Pronunciation

  • (Received Pronunciation) IPA(key): /ˈmɛʒ.ə/
  • (General American) IPA(key): /ˈmɛʒ.ɚ/
  • (regional US) IPA(key): /ˈmeɪ.ʒɚ/
  • Rhymes: -ɛʒə(ɹ)
  • Hyphenation: meas‧ure; mea‧sure

Noun

measure (plural measures)

  1. A prescribed quantity or extent.
    1. (obsolete) Moderation, temperance. [13th-19th c.]
      • c. 1390, William Langland, Piers Plowman, I:
        Mesure is medcynee · þouȝ þow moche ȝerne.
      • 1611, Bible, Authorized Version, Jer. XXX:
        I will correct thee in measure, and will not leaue thee altogether vnpunished.
    2. A limit that cannot be exceeded; a bound. (Now chiefly in set phrases.) [from 14th c.]
      • 1667, John Milton, Paradise Lost, V:
        Full to the utmost measure of what bliss Human desires can seek or apprehend.
      • 2009, Mike Selvey, The Guardian, 25 Aug 2009:
        They have gloried to this day, the tedious interminable big-screen replays of that golden summer irritating beyond measure.
    3. An (unspecified) portion or quantity. [from 16th c.]
      • 2013, Daniel Taylor, Danny Welbeck leads England’s rout of Moldova but hit by Ukraine ban (in The Guardian, 6 September 2013)[1]:
        It ended up being a bittersweet night for England, full of goals to send the crowd home happy, buoyed by the news that Montenegro and Poland had drawn elsewhere in Group H but also with a measure of regret about what happened to Danny Welbeck and what it means for Roy Hodgson’s team going into a much more difficult assignment against Ukraine.
  2. The act or result of measuring.
    1. (now chiefly cooking) A receptacle or vessel of a standard size, capacity etc. as used to deal out specific quantities of some substance. [from 14th c.]
    2. A standard against which something can be judged; a criterion. [from 14th c.]
    3. Any of various standard units of capacity. [from 14th c.]
    4. A unit of measurement. [from 14th c.]
      • 1993, Scientific American February 33.3:
        The fragments shrank by increments of about three kilodaltons (a measure of molecular weight).
    5. The size of someone or something, as ascertained by measuring. (Now chiefly in make to measure.) [from 14th c.]
      • The measure thereof is longer than the earth, and broader than the sea.
    6. (now rare) The act or process of measuring. [from 14th c.]
      (Can we find and add a quotation of Shakespeare to this entry?)
    7. A ruler, measuring stick, or graduated tape used to take measurements. [from 16th c.]
    8. (mathematics, now rare) A number which is contained in a given number a number of times without a remainder; a divisor or factor. [from 16th c.]
      the greatest common measure of two or more numbers
    9. (geology) A bed or stratum. [from 17th c.]
      coal measures; lead measures
    10. (mathematics) A function that assigns a non-negative number to a given set following the mathematical nature that is common among length, volume, probability and the like. [from 20th c.]
  3. Metrical rhythm.
    1. (now archaic) A melody. [from 14th c.]
    2. (now archaic) A dance. [from 15th c.]
    3. (poetry) The manner of ordering and combining the quantities, or long and short syllables; meter; rhythm; hence, a metrical foot. [from 15th c.]
      a poem in iambic measure
    4. (music) A musical designation consisting of all notes and or rests delineated by two vertical bars; an equal and regular division of the whole of a composition; a bar. [from 17th c.]
  4. A course of action.
    1. (in the plural) Actions designed to achieve some purpose; plans. [from 17th c.]
    2. A piece of legislation. [from 18th c.]

Synonyms

  • (musical designation): bar
  • (unit of measurement): metric

Hyponyms

  • (mathematics): positive measure, signed measure, complex measure, Borel measure, σ-finite measure, complete measure, Lebesgue measure

Derived terms

Translations

Verb

measure (third-person singular simple present measures, present participle measuring, simple past and past participle measured)

  1. To ascertain the quantity of a unit of material via calculated comparison with respect to a standard.
  2. To be of (a certain size), to have (a certain measurement)
  3. To estimate the unit size of something.
  4. To judge, value, or appraise.
  5. To obtain or set apart; to mark in even increments.
  6. (rare) To traverse, cross, pass along; to travel over.
    • 1859, Ferna Vale, Natalie; or, A Gem Among the Sea-Weeds
      “And for a very sensible reason; there never was but one like her; or, that is, I have always thought so until to-day,” replied the tar, glancing toward Natalie; “for my old eyes have seen pretty much everything they have got in this little world. Ha! I should like to see the inch of land or water that my foot hasn’t measured.”
  7. To adjust by a rule or standard.
    • 1650, Jeremy Taylor, The Rule and Exercises of Holy Living
      To secure a contented spirit, you must measure your desires by your fortune and condition, not your fortunes by your desires
  8. To allot or distribute by measure; to set off or apart by measure; often with out or off.
    • With what measure ye mete, it shall be measured to you again.
    • That portion of eternity which is called time, measured out by the sun.

Derived terms

Translations

Further reading

  • “measure”, in Lexico, Dictionary.com; Oxford University Press, 2019–present.
  • measure in Webster’s Revised Unabridged Dictionary, G. & C. Merriam, 1913.
  • measure in The Century Dictionary, New York, N.Y.: The Century Co., 1911.
  • measure at OneLook Dictionary Search

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