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men·su·ra·tion

 (mĕn′sə-rā′shən, -shə-)
n.
1. The act, process, or art of measuring.
2. Measurement of geometric quantities.

[Late Latin mēnsūrātiō, mēnsūrātiōn-, from mēnsūrātus, past participle of mēnsūrāre, to measure, from Latin mēnsūra, measure; see measure.]

men′su·ra′tive adj.

mensuration

(ˌmɛnʃəˈreɪʃən)
n
1. (Mathematics) the study of the measurement of geometric magnitudes such as length
2. the act or process of measuring; measurement
ˌmensuˈrational adj
mensurative adj

men•su•ra•tion

(ˌmɛn ʃəˈreɪ ʃən, -sə-)

n.
the act or process of measuring.
[1565–75; < Late Latin]
men′su•ra`tive, adj.

mensuration

1. the act, process, or science of measurement.
2. the branch of geometry dealing with measurement of length, area, or volume. — mensurate, mensurational, adj.
See also: Measurement
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.mensuration - the act or process of assigning numbers to phenomena according to a rulemensuration - the act or process of assigning numbers to phenomena according to a rule; "the measurements were carefully done"; "his mental measurings proved remarkably accurate"
activity - any specific behavior; "they avoided all recreational activity"
seismography - the measurement of tremors and shocks and undulatory movements of earthquakes
quantitative analysis, quantitative chemical analysis - chemical analysis to determine the amounts of each element in the substance
actinometry - measuring the intensity of electromagnetic radiation (especially of the sun's rays)
algometry - measuring sensitivity to pain or pressure
anemography - recording anemometrical measurements
anemometry - measuring wind speed and direction
angulation - the precise measurement of angles
anthropometry - measurement and study of the human body and its parts and capacities
arterial blood gases - measurement of the pH level and the oxygen and carbon dioxide concentrations in arterial blood; important in diagnosis of many respiratory diseases
audiometry - measuring sensitivity of hearing
bathymetry, plumbing - measuring the depths of the oceans
calorimetry - measurement of quantities of heat
cephalometry - measurement of human heads
densitometry - measuring the optical density of a substance by shining light on it and measuring its transmission
dosimetry - measuring the dose of radiation emitted by a radioactive source
fetometry, foetometry - measurement of a fetus (especially the diameter of the head)
gravimetry, hydrometry - the measurement of specific gravity
hypsometry, hypsography - measurement of the elevation of land above sea level
mental measurement - a generic term used to cover any application of measurement techniques to the quantification of mental functions
micrometry - measuring with a micrometer
observation - the act of making and recording a measurement
pelvimetry - measurement of the dimensions of the bony birth canal (to determine whether vaginal birth is possible)
photometry - measurement of the properties of light (especially luminous intensity)
quantification - the act of discovering or expressing the quantity of something
radioactive dating - measurement of the amount of radioactive material (usually carbon 14) that an object contains; can be used to estimate the age of the object
meter reading, reading - the act of measuring with meters or similar instruments; "he has a job meter reading for the gas company"
sampling - measurement at regular intervals of the amplitude of a varying waveform (in order to convert it to digital form)
sounding - the act of measuring depth of water (usually with a sounding line)
sound ranging - locating a source of sound (as an enemy gun) by measurements of the time the sound arrives at microphones in known positions
scaling - act of measuring or arranging or adjusting according to a scale
spirometry - the use of a spirometer to measure vital capacity
surveying - the practice of measuring angles and distances on the ground so that they can be accurately plotted on a map; "he studied surveying at college"
telemetry - automatic transmission and measurement of data from remote sources by wire or radio or other means
thermometry - the measurement of temperature
thermogravimetry - the measurement of changes in weight as a function of changes in temperature used as a technique of chemically analyzing substances
tonometry - the measurement of intraocular pressure by determining the amount of force needed to make a slight indentation in the cornea
viscometry, viscosimetry - the measurement of viscosity

mensuration

noun
The act or process of ascertaining dimensions, quantity, or capacity:
Translations

mensuration

[ˌmensjʊəˈreɪʃən] Nmedición f, medida f, mensuración f

mensuration

[ˌmɛnsjʊəˈreɪʃn] n (also) (Math) → misurazione f
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