[ men-suh ]
/ ˈmɛn sə /
an international fellowship organization for people with IQ's in the top 2 percent of the general population.
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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 MensaMen·san, noun
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Thanks also go to fellow Mensan William Wedgeworth for proof-reading.Our Legal Heritage, 5th Ed.|S. A. Reilly
British Dictionary definitions for mensan (1 of 2)
/ (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)
/ (ˈmɛnsə) /
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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