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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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The mensuration of the faculties of the mind has, I believe, no place in the catalogue of known arts.
Adam remembered well the night of shame and anguish when he first saw his father quite wild and foolish, shouting a song out fitfully among his drunken companions at the "Waggon Overthrown." He had run away once when he was only eighteen, making his escape in the morning twilight with a little blue bundle over his shoulder, and his "mensuration book" in his pocket, and saying to himself very decidedly that he could bear the vexations of home no longer--he would go and seek his fortune, setting up his stick at the crossways and bending his steps the way it fell.
Still more important than Wordsworth, or the eminent authors, Burke and Hare, was the art and science of mensuration. A boy who had passed his examination in these branches - for which, by the way, there were no cram-books - could, by merely marching over a country with a compass and a level and a straight eye, carry away a picture of that country which might be sold for large sums in coined silver.
as part of facilitating our requirements for timber sales and updating of the sub compartment data base (herein known as scdb), fls requires putting in place a framework for the provision of mensuration, esablishment and other surveys are required to inform management decisions and to ensure we are meeting internal and external standards of establishment and stand management.
These tables consist of three sections, first variants in "Clefs, Mensuration Signs, and Signatures," then "Melodic and Rhythmic Variants," and finally "Ligatures and Coloration"--one has to be very attentive going though all three lists in order to get an impression of the relationships between sources.
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Earlier, Pakistan Forest Institute, Peshawar Forest Mensuration Officer Anwar Ali said: 'We should not see forests as just trees rather they should be seen as whole package of ecosystem services, which include biodiversity, eco-tourism, watersheds and carbon sequestration.'
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