# mensuration

[men-shuh-rey-shuh n, -suh-]

- 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

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## Related Words for mensuration

evaluation, calculation, judgment, measurement, measure, estimate, assessment## Examples from the Web for mensuration

### Historical Examples of mensuration

The pure part consists of arithmetic, mensuration, and weighing.

PhilebusPlato

Thus we have two arts of arithmetic, and two of mensuration.

PhilebusPlato

And the exacter part of all of them is really arithmetic and mensuration.

PhilebusPlato

Take another example of inversion, this time in the field of mensuration.

Inventors at WorkGeorge Iles

The theorem in Prop. 23 is the foundation of all mensuration of areas.

## mensuration

- the study of the measurement of geometric magnitudes such as length
- the act or process of measuring; measurement

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## 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.)).

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