mensuration

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

noun

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

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Origin of mensuration

1565–75; < Late Latin mēnsūrātiōn- (stem of mēnsūrātiō) a measuring. See measure, -ation

OTHER WORDS FROM mensuration

men·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 forms of mensuration

mensurational, adjectivemensurative (ˈmɛnʃərətɪv), adjective
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