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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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The measuring of geometric magnitudes, lengths, areas, and volumes.

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  • 'The very term mensuration sounds ENGINEER-LIKE,' I find him writing; and in truth what the engineer most properly deals with is that which can be measured, weighed, and...
  • The subjects of instruction have all been retained in the Curriculum of the London School Board, except, perhaps, "mensuration" and "social economy."
  • Thus we have two arts of arithmetic, and two of mensuration.
  • The pure part consists of arithmetic, mensuration, and weighing. for more
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