1. Determined by measurement: The measured distance was less than a mile.
2. Careful; restrained: spoke in measured words.
3. Calculated; deliberate: with measured irony.
4. Regular in rhythm and number: "A clock struck slowly in the house with a measured, solemn chime" (Thomas Wolfe).
5. Slow and stately.
6. Written in meter.
7. Music Mensural.
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Indo-European & Semitic Roots Appendices
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