from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- adj. That can be measured: mensurable results in employee performance; a mensurable increase in the cost of oil.
- adj. Having fixed rhythm and measure, as in music; mensural.
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- adj. measurable
- adj. Having a fixed rhythm.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. Capable of being measured; measurable.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Capable of being measured; measurable.
- In music, noting that style of music which succeeded the earliest plain-song, and was distinguished from it by such a. combination of simultaneous but independent voice-parts that a system of rhythm was necessitated to avoid confusion.
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- adj. capable of being measured
- adj. having notes of fixed rhythmic value
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El discurso científico garantizaba la posibilidad de generar un conocimiento fiable, ya que se había producido de manera mensurable (o sea que era producto de un montón de mediciones) y verificado (lo que pasaba en un lugar del planeta, como por ejemplo tirar una manzana al piso, ocurría también en cualquier otro sitio).
Among the great innovations in music of the 14th c. belongs the “musica mensurabilis”, “mensurable music” which was invented “out of the blue” at the end of the 13th c. and was defintively transformed during the second decade of the 14th.
There is, however, something quite different that is often meant when it is said that pleasures are incom - mensurable.
The two kinds of pain, then, are not wholly incom - mensurable.
If dancing is to be viewed as dependent upon its correspondence with mensurable music, it must date simply from the invention of the Cantus Mensurabilis, attributed by some writers to
Every object, therefore, of which quantity, in the mathematical sense, is predicable, must be by its essential nature _mensurable.
Again, every line is extension in one dimension; hence a mathematical quantity, hence mensurable, hence finite; you must therefore, deny that a line is a quantity, or else affirm that it is finite.
(Neither can it be made mensurable, the fantasies of certain economists and EUrocrats notwithstanding.