English version

a measure of something

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englisha measure of somethinga measure of somethingLITTLE/NOT MUCHan amount of something good or something that you want, for example success or freedom 🔊 The new law gives local governments a significant measure of control over their own finances. 🔊 I met a number of sportsmen who had achieved a measure of success (=some success). measure
Examples from the Corpus
a measure of somethingDuring concrete operations, affect acquires a measure of stability and consistency that was not present earlier.The number of enquiries which a bureau receives can not be a measure of the value of or need for the service.I even found a measure of excitement in this new, if tawdry, existence.Mass is a measure of quantity of matter.It is simply a measure of the energy supplied by any food or drink.Many organisations and companies have been approached for support, with a measure of success.For a decade, Jerusalem continued approaching Washington with a measure of humility, careful not to wear out its welcome.
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