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3 definitions found
 for mensuration
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Mensuration \Men`su*ra"tion\, n. [L. mensuratio : cf. F.
     mensuration.]
     1. The act, process, or art, of measuring.
        [1913 Webster]
  
     2. That branch of applied geometry which gives rules for
        finding the length of lines, the areas of surfaces, or the
        volumes of solids, from certain simple data of lines and
        angles.
        [1913 Webster]

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  mensuration
      n 1: the act or process of assigning numbers to phenomena
           according to a rule; "the measurements were carefully
           done"; "his mental measurings proved remarkably accurate"
           [syn: measurement, measuring, measure, mensuration]

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  48 Moby Thesaurus words for "mensuration":
     altimetry, appraisal, appraisement, approximation, assessment,
     assize, assizement, bathymetry, biometrics, biometry, cadastration,
     calculation, cartography, chorography, computation, correction,
     craniometry, determination, estimate, estimation, evaluation,
     gauging, geodesy, geodetics, goniometry, hypsography, hypsometry,
     instrumentation, measure, measurement, measuring, metric system,
     metrology, oceanography, planimetry, psychometrics, psychometry,
     quantification, quantization, rating, stereometry, survey,
     surveying, telemetering, telemetry, topography, triangulation,
     valuation
  
  

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