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mensuration

[men-shuh-rey-shuh n, -suh-] /ˌmɛn ʃəˈreɪ ʃən, -sə-/
noun
1.
the branch of geometry that deals with the measurement of length, area, or volume.
2.
the act or process of measuring.
Origin
1565-1575
1565-75; < Late Latin mēnsūrātiōn- (stem of mēnsūrātiō) a measuring. See measure, -ation
Related forms
mensurational, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for mensuration

mensuration

/ˌmɛnʃəˈreɪʃən/
noun
1.
the study of the measurement of geometric magnitudes such as length
2.
the act or process of measuring; measurement
Derived Forms
mensurational, adjective
mensurative (ˈmɛnʃərətɪv) adjective
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Word Origin and History for mensuration
n.

"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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