Definition of mensuration in English:


Line breaks: men¦sur|ation
Pronunciation: /mɛnʃəˈreɪʃ(ə)n
, -sjə-/


[mass noun]
  • 1Measurement.
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    • The calendar preceded the measures, and we should not be surprised to find that the word mensuration is still in force to describe accurate measurement of quantity - length, areas, volume.
    • It involves the solution of polygons given certain sides and angles between them, their mensuration, division by diagonals, circumscribing polygons around circles and inscribing polygons in circles.
    • This section on mensuration certainly has more in common with Hindu and Hebrew texts than it does with any Greek work.
  • 1.1The part of geometry concerned with ascertaining lengths, areas, and volumes.
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    • It is devoted mainly to arithmetic and algebra, with just a few problems on geometry and mensuration.
    • It is a work which covers arithmetic, algebra and mensuration.
    • Chapter 13 consists of 55 verses on arithmetic, mensuration, and shadow reckoning.


late 16th century (denoting measurement in general): from late Latin mensuratio(n-), from mensurare 'to measure'.

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