[men-sher-uh-buh l, -ser-uh-]
Origin of mensurable
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The body of a male is visible to the eyes, is mensurable and ponderable, is clearly marked in its specific organs.A Problem in Modern Ethics
John Addington Symonds
Mensurable, mens′ū-ra-bl, adj. that can be measured: measurable.
- a less common word for measurable
C17: from Late Latin mēnsūrābilis, from mēnsūra measure
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Word Origin and History for mensurable
c.1600, from Late Latin mensurabilis "that which can be measured," from mensurare "to measure" (see measure (v.)). Related: Mensurably; mensurability.
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