mensuration

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noun men·su·ra·tion \ˌmen(t)-sə-ˈrā-shən, -shə-\

Definition of mensuration

  1. 1 :  the act of measuring :  measurement

  2. 2 :  geometry applied to the computation of lengths, areas, or volumes from given dimensions or angles

1571

First Known Use of mensuration

1571


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mensuration

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noun men·su·ra·tion \ˌmen(t)-sə-ˈrā-shən; ˌmen-chə-\

Medical Definition of mensuration

  1. :  the act of measuring


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