mensurable

[ men-sher-uh-buh l, -ser-uh- ]
/ ˈmɛn ʃər ə bəl, -sər ə- /

adjective


Nearby words

  1. menstruant,
  2. menstruate,
  3. menstruation,
  4. menstruous,
  5. menstruum,
  6. mensural,
  7. mensural music,
  8. mensural notation,
  9. mensuration,
  10. mensurative

Origin of mensurable

1595–1605; < Late Latin mēnsūrābilis, equivalent to mēnsūrā(re) to measure + -bilis -ble

Related formsmen·sur·a·bil·i·ty, nounun·men·sur·a·ble, adjective

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British Dictionary definitions for mensurable

mensurable

/ (ˈmɛnsjʊrəbəl, -ʃə-) /

adjective

a less common word for measurable
Derived Formsmensurability, noun

Word Origin for mensurable

C17: from Late Latin mēnsūrābilis, from mēnsūra measure

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Word Origin and History for mensurable

mensurable

adj.

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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