Definition of mensurable in US English:



  • 1Able to be measured; having fixed limits.

    • ‘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. 1.1Music
      another term for mensural
      • ‘The signs denoting the rests in mensurable music have been adopted into the modern system without modification.’
      • ‘Now in our day new and more recent authors have appeared, who write on mensurable music with little reverence for their ancestors.’


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