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mensurable

[men-sher-uh-buh l, -ser-uh-]
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adjective
  1. measurable.
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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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Historical Examples

  • 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.


British Dictionary definitions for mensurable

mensurable

adjective
  1. a less common word for measurable
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Derived Formsmensurability, noun

Word Origin

C17: from Late Latin mēnsūrābilis, from mēnsūra measure
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Word Origin and History for 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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