Definition of mensurable in English:

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mensurable

Pronunciation: /ˈmen(t)SH(ə)rəb(ə)l/
/ˈmens(ə)rəb(ə)l/

adjective

1Able to be measured; having fixed limits.
Example sentences
  • 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.
Example sentences
  • 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.

Derivatives

mensurability

Pronunciation: /ˌmenSHərəˈbilədē/ /ˌmensərəˈbilədē/
noun
Example sentences
  • Continuing his interest in the theory of real functions he was awarded his doctorate in 1916 for a dissertation on single-valued mappings and mensurability.
  • Mensurability is too rough an indication of existence, because mensurability itself is too conditioned a conception.

Origin

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

For editors and proofreaders

Syllabification: men·sur·a·ble

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