Mensa International; an organization for people with very high IQs.
Other Word Forms of Mensa
Origin of Mensa
Originally named Montagne de la Table after Table Mountain in South Africa in 1756 by the French astronomer Nicolas Louis de Lacaille. By 1763 this had been Latinised as Mons Mensae. In 1922 the International Astronomical Union shortened this to Mensa. From Latin mensa, "table"
From Latin mensa, "table"; the organization promotes itself as a "round-table" society in which differences in the backgrounds of its members are considered irrelevant.
Latin mēnsa table
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
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