mensuration definition by Webster's New World
- the act, process, or art of measuring
- the branch of mathematics dealing with the determination of length, area, or volume
Origin: Late Latin mensuratio ; from mensuratus, past participle of mensurare, to measure ; from Classical Latin mensura, measure
- mensurative adjective
mensuration definition by American Heritage Dictionary
- The act, process, or art of measuring.
- Measurement of geometric quantities.
Origin: Late Latin mēnsūrātiō, mēnsūrātiōn-, from mēnsūrātus, past participle of mēnsūrāre, to measure, from Latin mēnsūra, measure; see measure.
- menˈsu·raˌtive adjective