mensuration

noun
men·​su·​ra·​tion | \ ˌmen(t)-sə-ˈrā-shən How to pronounce mensuration (audio) , -shə- \

Definition of mensuration

1 : the act of measuring : measurement
2 : geometry applied to the computation of lengths, areas, or volumes from given dimensions or angles

First Known Use of mensuration

1571, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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“Mensuration.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/mensuration. Accessed 1 Jun. 2020.

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mensuration

noun
men·​su·​ra·​tion | \ ˌmen(t)-sə-ˈrā-shən; ˌmen-chə- How to pronounce mensuration (audio) \

Medical Definition of mensuration

: the act of measuring

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