Main definitions of Mensa in English

: Mensa1Mensa2

Mensa1

proper noun

Astronomy
  • 1A small, faint southern constellation (the Table or Table Mountain), lying between Dorado and the south celestial pole. It contains part of the Large Magellanic Cloud.

    1. 1.1as genitive Mensae /ˈmɛnsiː/ Used with preceding letter or numeral to designate a star in this constellation:
      ‘the star Alpha Mensae’

Origin

Latin.

Pronunciation:

Mensa

/ˈmɛnsə/

Main definitions of Mensa in English

: Mensa1Mensa2

Mensa2

proper noun

  • An international organization founded in England in 1945 whose members must achieve very high scores in IQ tests to be admitted.

Origin

Latin, table, with allusion to a round table at which all members have equal status.

Pronunciation:

Mensa

/ˈmɛnsə/