Measuring vs Sounding - What's the difference?

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Measuring is a related term of sounding.


As verbs the difference between measuring and sounding

is that measuring is while sounding is .

As nouns the difference between measuring and sounding

is that measuring is act of measurement while sounding is the action of the verb to sound or sounding can be test made with a probe or sonde.

As an adjective sounding is

emitting a sound.

measuring

English

Verb

(head)
  • Noun

    (en noun)
  • Act of measurement.
  • * 1899 , Self Culture (volume 8, page 683)
  • The repeated measurings of one monument result in a mean approximation to something actually existing, and this is an excellent definition of an average.

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    sounding

    English

    Etymology 1

    From (etyl) sownden, sounen, from (etyl) suner, (etyl) soner (modern sonner ), from (etyl)

    Noun

    (en noun)
  • The action of the verb to sound .
  • The sounding of the bells woke me from sleep.
  • * (John Lightfoot)
  • And thus did the trumpets sound one-and-twenty blasts every day;
    (Webster 1913)

    Adjective

    (-)
  • Emitting a sound.
  • The sounding bell woke me up.
  • sonorous
  • * Dryden
  • sounding words
  • * Edgar Allan Poe
  • In her tomb by the sounding sea.

    Verb

    (head)
  • Etymology 2

    (etyl) .

    Noun

    (en noun)
  • Test made with a probe or sonde.
  • * 2011 , John P. Rafferty, Oceans and Oceanography (page 189)
  • Soundings showed wide variations in depths of water, and from the dredgings of the bottom came new types of sediment
  • A measured depth of water.
  • The sailor took a sounding every five minutes
  • The act of inserting of a thin metal rod into the urethra of the penis for medical or sexual purposes
  • (chiefly, in the plural) Any place or part of the ocean, or other water, where a sounding line will reach the bottom.
  • The sand, shells, etc. brought up by the sounding lead when it has touched bottom.
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