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measured (adj.)

late 14c., "moderate, temperate" (a sense now obsolete), past-participle adjective from measure (v.) in the sense of "exercise moderation." Meaning "uniform, regular, characterized by uniformity of movement or rhythm" is from c. 1400. That of "ascertained or determined by measuring" is from mid-15c. Meaning "deliberate, restrained" is from 1802.

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Definitions of measured

measured (adj.)
having notes of fixed rhythmic value;
Synonyms: mensural / mensurable
measured (adj.)
the rhythmic arrangement of syllables;
Synonyms: metrical / metric
measured (adj.)
carefully thought out in advance;
with measured irony
Synonyms: deliberate / calculated
measured (adj.)
unhurried and with care and dignity;
walking at the same measured pace
Synonyms: careful / deliberate
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