1[mass noun] Measurement.
measurement, measuring, calculation, computation, estimating, quantification, quantifying, weighing, sizingevaluation, assessment, appraisal, gaugingView synonyms
- ‘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.’
- ‘Similarly, even as sophisticated quantitative mensuration came gradually to supersede the qualitative analyses of medieval science, alchemists and astrologers serenely continued their work.’
- ‘This section on mensuration certainly has more in common with Hindu and Hebrew texts than it does with any Greek work.’
- ‘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.’
- 1.1The part of geometry concerned with ascertaining lengths, areas, and volumes.
- ‘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.’
- ‘It is a small treatise of seventeen folios in which we find nothing on mensuration that the arithmeticians of the East did not know.’
- ‘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.