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While a measure can also denote an action taken, in this context, it is clearly defined as something that can be observed and involves a measurement. A measure is defined as a “number or quantity that records a directly observable value or performance. All measures have a unit attached to them: inch, centimetre, dollar, litre, etc."

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Crop Yield

The amount of plant crop (such as cereal, grain or legume) harvested per unit area for a given time.

Return on Investment

Financial metric used to evaluate the performance of an investment, where the gain of the investor is expressed as a percentage of the original investment.

Total Maximum Daily Load

TMDL is the calculation of the maximum amount of a pollutant allowed to enter a waterbody so that the waterbody will meet and continue to meet water quality standards for that particular pollutant. A TMDL determines a pollutant reduction target and allocates load reductions necessary to the source(s) of the pollutant.

Alternate terms: TMDL (total maximum daily load, TMDL (pollution)

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