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  • WordNet 3.6
    • v mensurate determine the measurements of something or somebody, take measurements of "Measure the length of the wall"
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • v. t Mensurate To measure.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • mensurate To measure; ascertain the dimensions or quantity of.
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
L. mensuratus, p. p. of mensurare,. See Measure (v.)


In literature:

But now this accomplished young man does it all by ciphering and mensuration.
"The Mayor of Casterbridge" by Thomas Hardy
He invented a curious monochord, which was not less accurate than his clocks in the mensuration of time.
"Men of Invention and Industry" by Samuel Smiles
The mensuration of the faculties of the mind has, I believe, no place in the catalogue of known arts.
"The Federalist Papers" by Alexander Hamilton, John Jay, and James Madison
And the exacter part of all of them is really arithmetic and mensuration.
"Philebus" by Plato
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
The inscription, now lost, was, according to Selvatico, "MENSURATOR"?
"The Stones of Venice, Volume II (of 3)," by John Ruskin
The body of a male is visible to the eyes, is mensurable and ponderable, is clearly marked in its specific organs.
"A Problem in Modern Ethics" by John Addington Symonds
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

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