When used as a noun:
(1) A variable to which a value is assigned as the result of measurement. [The plural form “measures” is used to refer collectively to base measures, derived measures, and indicators.] (PSM May 7, 2010; ISO/IEC/IEEE 2007)
When used as a verb:
(2) To ascertain a quantitative or qualitative value for an entity based on a standard of comparison; (PSM 2010)
(3) To make a measurement. (ISO/IEC 14598-1:1999).
(1) PSM. 2010. Practical Software and Systems Measurement: A Foundation for Objective Project Management. version 4.0 ed. Bethesda, MD, USA: Practical Software and Systems Measurement (PSM).
ISO/IEC/IEEE. 2007. Measurement Process. Geneva, Switzerland: International Organization for Standards (ISO)/International Electronical Commission (IEC)/Institute of Electrical & Electronics Engineers (IEEE), ISO/IEC/IEEE 15939.
(2) PSM. 2010. Practical Software and Systems Measurement: A Foundation for Objective Project Management. version 4.0 ed. Bethesda, MD, USA: Practical Software and Systems Measurement (PSM).
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