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Finding the magnitude of a physical quantity such as length, area, volume, weight, and time. The full meaning of the term ‘measurement’ covers five constituent parts: (i) the quantity to be measured, (ii) the act of measuring, (iii) the measuring instrument (see instruments ), (iv) the magnitude (measure) of the quantity measured, and (v) the unit of measurement. The …

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Said, Said S., “Measurement”, in: Encyclopaedia of the Qurʾān, General Editor: Jane Dammen McAuliffe, Georgetown University, Washington DC. Consulted online on 26 February 2020 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1875-3922_q3_EQCOM_00116>

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