mensuration
men·su·ra·tion- 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, measuremensuration
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.