from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. The act, process, or art of measuring.
- n. Measurement of geometric quantities.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. 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.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. The act, process, or art, of measuring.
- n. 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.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The act, art, or process of measuring; specifically, the act or art of determining length, area, volume, content, etc., by measurement and computation: as, the rules of mensuration; the mensuration of surfaces and solids.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. the act or process of assigning numbers to phenomena according to a rule
Late Latin mēnsūrātiō, mēnsūrātiōn-, from mēnsūrātus, past participle of mēnsūrāre, to measure, from Latin mēnsūra, measure; see measure.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)