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mensural

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • adj mensural having notes of fixed rhythmic value
    • adj mensural of or relating to measure
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • a Mensural Of or pertaining to measure.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • mensural Pertaining to measure.
    • mensural Same as mensurable, in musical notation, a note whose form indicates its time-value relative to other notes in the same piece, as in the ordinary modern notation.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • adj Mensural pertaining to measure
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
L. mensuralis,
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
L. mensurāre, to measure.

Usage

In literature:

But now this accomplished young man does it all by ciphering and mensuration.
"The Mayor of Casterbridge" by Thomas Hardy
The chief work of these student companies is to fight among themselves, or with some rival Korps or Schaft, the celebrated German Mensur.
"Three Men on the Bummel" by Jerome K. Jerome
They are discovered by mensuration, and they are the objects of mathematical inquiry.
"The Works of the Right Honourable Edmund Burke, Vol. I. (of 12)" by Edmund Burke
While thus engaged, he managed to attend an evening class occasionally, and made an attempt at learning Latin and mensuration.
"Robert Moffat" by David J. Deane
Pupils learned to read and write, and received instruction in arithmetic and mensuration.
"Myths of Babylonia and Assyria" by Donald A. Mackenzie
Practical instruction in surveying, mensuration, and drawing.
"Thoughts on Educational Topics and Institutions" by George S. Boutwell
I shall have the pleasure of a little interview with Master Joseph Kettle, student of mensuration.
"The Dew of Their Youth" by S. R. Crockett
Fortunately in my school arithmetic there were a few hints upon mensuration, and the good master had instructed us in these.
"The Boy Tar" by Mayne Reid
The mensuration of plane surfaces.
"The Sailor's Word-Book" by William Henry Smyth
Quantity is that attribute of things in virtue of which they are susceptible of exact mensuration.
"Christianity and Greek Philosophy" by Benjamin Franklin Cocker
From these results the mensuration of any figure bounded by circular arcs and straight lines can be determined, e.g.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 6, Slice 4" by Various
You don't want them to learn mensuration and the use of the globes?
"Davenport Dunn, Volume 1 (of 2) A Man Of Our Day" by Charles James Lever
His first work was entitled "Instruction in the Art of Mensuration," &c., and was published in 1525 for the use of young painters.
"Durer" by M. F. Sweetser
In his office Bewick engraved on wood for Dr Hutton a series of diagrams illustrating a treatise on mensuration.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 3, Slice 6" by Various
Burns, in his seventeenth year, was sent to Kirkoswald to study mensuration and surveying.
"The Real Robert Burns" by J. L. Hughes
Mensuration performs good offices in hands ignorant of Euclid.
"The Principles Of Secularism" by George Jacob Holyoake
From these propositions follow all results relating to the mensuration of volumes.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 11, Slice 6" by Various
In Egypt geometry seems to have been in early times mere mensuration, confined largely to the priestly caste.
"The Teaching of Geometry" by David Eugene Smith
No doubt this scheme gets rid of the penal mensuration and moral conveyancing of the older Calvinism.
"Studies of Christianity" by James Martineau
Such expressions denote mensuration or comparison.
"Plato and the Other Companions of Sokrates, 3rd ed. Volume III (of 4)" by George Grote
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In science:

Pelevin for for his useful suggestion regarding comparative mensuration.
Anisotropic thermal expansion and uniaxial pressure dependence of superconducting and magnetic transitions in ErNi2B2C
We discuss the problem in terms of the cosmological hypothesis, keeping in mind that both cases have the same temporal mensuration problems.
Calibration of Tests for Time Dilation in GRB Pulse Structures
I − ˆI i, which are simultaneously mensurable, that is h ˆIi, ˆIj i = 0, being Ω (I ) = S p nδ hI − ˆI io the microcanonical partition function.
Generalized Fluctuation Theory based on the reparametrization invariance of the microcanonical ensemble
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