DEFINITION: To ascertain the characteristics or features (extent, dimension, quantity, capacity, and capability) of something, especially by comparing with a standard.

 SOURCE: Basic Principles and Concepts for Achieving Quality. Emanuel R. Baker, Process Strategies Inc. Matthew J. Fisher and Wolfhart Goethert, SEI, Software Engineering Process Management, Carnegie Mellon University, 2007.



RELATED TERMS: measurement, metric

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