## mensuration

[men′s̸hə rā**′**s̸hən]

noun

- the act, process, or art of measuring
- the branch of mathematics dealing with the determination of length, area, or volume

Origin of mensuration

Late Latin*mensuratio*; from

*mensuratus,*past participle of

*mensurare,*to measure ; from Classical Latin

*mensura,*measure

*Related Forms:*

- mensurative
adjective

## mensuration

noun

- The act, process, or art of measuring.
- Measurement of geometric quantities.

Origin of mensuration

Late Latin*mēnsūrātiō*

*, mēnsūrātiōn-*, from

*mēnsūrātus*, past participle of

*mēnsūrāre*,

*to measure*, from Latin

*mēnsūra*,

*measure*; see

**measure**.

*Related Forms:*

**men′su·ra′tive**adjective

## mensuration

Noun

(*uncountable*)

- 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.