Definition of mensurable in English:

mensurable

Line breaks: men¦sur|able
Pronunciation: /ˈmɛnʃ(ə)rəb(ə)l
 
, -sjə-/

adjective

  • 1Able to be measured; having fixed limits.
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    • A detection device for sensing the passage of a discrete body through a cely fitting pipe comprises a constriction which, by interaction with the moving body, produces a change in a mensurable parameter in the region of the constriction, which change is sensed by a suitable detector.
    • t follows, that the quantity of a force is its effect, as mensurable by time and space.
  • 1.1 Music another term for mensural.
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    • Now in our day new and more recent authors have appeared, who write on mensurable music with little reverence for their ancestors.
    • The signs denoting the rests in mensurable music have been adopted into the modern system without modification.

Origin

late Middle English (in the sense 'moderate'): from late Latin mensurabilis, from mensurare 'to measure', from Latin mensura 'measure'.

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