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  1. In mathematics the concept of a measure generalizes notions such as "length", "area", and "volume" (but not all of its applications have to do with physical sizes)

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    created by user picturefactobot on November 26, 2008
  2. Informally, given some base set, a "measure" is any consistent assignment of "sizes" to (some of) the subsets of the base set

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    created by user picturefactobot on November 26, 2008
  3. Depending on the application, the "size" of a subset may be interpreted as (for example) its physical size, the amount of something that lies within the subset, or the probability that some random process will yield a result within the subset

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    created by user picturefactobot on November 26, 2008
  4. The main use of measures is to define general concepts of integration over domains with more complex structure than intervals of the real line

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    created by user picturefactobot on November 26, 2008
  5. Such integrals are used extensively in probability theory, and in much of mathematical analysis

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