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mensuration

[ men-shuh-rey-shuh n, -suh- ]
/ ˌmɛn ʃəˈreɪ ʃən, -sə- /
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noun

the branch of geometry that deals with the measurement of length, area, or volume.
the act or process of measuring.

RELATED WORDS

evaluation, calculation, judgment, measurement, measure, estimate, assessment

Nearby words

menstruum, mensurable, mensural, mensural music, mensural notation, mensuration, mensurative, menswear, mental, mental age, mental artery

Origin of mensuration

1565–75; < Late Latin mēnsūrātiōn- (stem of mēnsūrātiō) a measuring. See measure, -ation
Related formsmen·su·ra·tion·al, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for mensuration

mensuration

/ (ˌmɛnʃəˈreɪʃən) /

noun

the study of the measurement of geometric magnitudes such as length
the act or process of measuring; measurement
Derived Formsmensurational, adjectivemensurative (ˈmɛnʃərətɪv), adjective
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Word Origin and History for mensuration

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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