Origin of mensuration
Examples from the Web for mensuration
The chapter on Mensuration is suited to the ability of beginners.
Thus we have two arts of arithmetic, and two of mensuration.Philebus|Plato
It is possible to add to the work in pure geometry some work in the mensuration of the curvilinear figures shown in these designs.The Teaching of Geometry|David Eugene Smith
But now this accomplished young man does it all by ciphering and mensuration.The Mayor of Casterbridge|Thomas Hardy
His first work was entitled “Instruction in the Art of Mensuration,” &c., and was published in 1525 for the use of young painters.Durer|M. F. Sweetser
British Dictionary definitions for mensuration
Word Origin and History for mensuration
"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.)).