Definition of Mensuration

1. Noun. The act or process of assigning numbers to phenomena according to a rule. "His mental measurings proved remarkably accurate"

Definition of Mensuration

1. n. The act, process, or art, of measuring.

Definition of Mensuration

1. Noun. The branch of mathematics that deals with measurement, especially the derivation and use of algebraic formulae to measure the areas , volumes and different parameters of geometric figures. ¹

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Definition of Mensuration

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Medical Definition of Mensuration

1. 1. The act, process, or art, of measuring. 2. That branch of applied geometry which gives rules for finding the length of lines, the areas of surfaces, or the volumes of solids, from certain simple data of lines and angles. Origin: L. Mensuratio: cf. F. Mensuration. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Mensuration

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Literary usage of Mensuration

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1. The Encyclopaedia Britannica: “a” Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, Literature edited by Hugh Chisholm (1911)
"mensuration involves the use ol geometrical theorems, but it is not concerned with problems ol geometrical construction. The area of a rectangle, ..."

2. A Course of Elementary Instruction in Practical Biology by Thomas Henry Huxley, Henry Newell Martin (1889)
"mensuration. [In preparation. STEVENS.—ELEMENTARY mensuration. With Exercises on the mensuration of Plane and Solid Figures. By FH STEVENS, MA Gl. Svo. ..."

3. The Monthly Review by Ralph Griffiths (1823)
"A Concise System of mensuration, adapted to the Use of Schools. Containing Algebra with Fluxions, Practical Geometry, Trigonometry ; mensuration of ..."

4. University Arithmetic: Embracing the Science of Numbers, and General Rules by Charles Davies (1876)
"mensuration is the art of measuring, and embraces all the methods of determining the contents ... It u divided into two parts, the mensuration of Surfaces, ..."

5. The Excise Officer's Manual: Being a Practical Introduction to the Business by Joseph Bateman (1852)
"mensuration OF SOLIDS.* A SOLID, or body, has three dimensions, length, breadth, ... The mensuration of solids is readily effected when the mensuration of ..."

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