Mensa

[ men-suh ]
/ ˈmɛn sə /

noun

an international fellowship organization for people with IQ's in the top 2 percent of the general population.

Origin of Mensa

From the Latin word mēnsa table, symbolizing the original conception of the society, “a round table where no one has precedence”

OTHER WORDS FROM Mensa

Men·san, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for mensan (1 of 2)

Mensa1
/ (ˈmɛnsə) /

noun Latin genitive Mensae (ˈmɛnsiː)

a faint constellation in the S hemisphere lying between Hydrus and Volans and containing part of the Large Magellanic Cloud

Word Origin for Mensa

Latin, literally: the table

British Dictionary definitions for mensan (2 of 2)

Mensa2
/ (ˈmɛnsə) /

noun

an international society, membership of which is restricted to people whose intelligence test scores exceed those expected of 98 per cent of the population
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