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# mensuration

[men-shuh-rey-shuh n, -suh-] /ˌmɛn ʃəˈreɪ ʃən, -sə-/
noun
1.
the branch of geometry that deals with the measurement of length, area, or volume.
2.
the act or process of measuring.
Origin of mensuration
1565-1575
1565-75; < Late Latin mēnsūrātiōn- (stem of mēnsūrātiō) a measuring. See measure, -ation
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Examples from the Web for mensuration
Historical Examples
• The pure part consists of arithmetic, mensuration, and weighing.

Plato
• And the exacter part of all of them is really arithmetic and mensuration.

Plato
• Thus we have two arts of arithmetic, and two of mensuration.

Plato
• Take another example of inversion, this time in the field of mensuration.

George Iles
• The theorem in Prop. 23 is the foundation of all mensuration of areas.

• These two propositions are fundamental in the mensuration of the prism.

David Eugene Smith
• The applications of this problem to mensuration are numerous.

David Eugene Smith
• In the matter of the mensuration of the circle the annexed design has some interest.

David Eugene Smith
• mensuration smacked too much of the exchange, and before the time of Archimedes is practically wholly absent.

John Dewey, Addison W. Moore, Harold Chapman Brown, George H. Mead, Boyd H. Bode, Henry Waldgrave, Stuart James, Hayden Tufts, Horace M. Kallen
• The chapter on mensuration is suited to the ability of beginners.

British Dictionary definitions for mensuration

## mensuration

/ˌmɛnʃəˈreɪʃən/
noun
1.
the study of the measurement of geometric magnitudes such as length
2.
the act or process of measuring; measurement
Derived Forms
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Word Origin and History for mensuration
n.

"act of measuring," 1570s, from Middle French mensuration and directly from Late Latin mensurationem (nominative mensuratio) "a measuring," noun of action from past participle stem of mensurare "to measure" (see measure (v.)).

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