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Mensuration

[men-sə-RAY-shən]

Part of speech: noun

Origin: Latin, late 16th century

1.

Measuring.

Examples of Mensuration in a sentence

"Careful mensuration is a part of every baking experiment."

"I had to improve my mensuration skills before I could call myself a carpenter."

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About Mensuration

This noun comes from the Latin word "mensurare," which means "to measure."

Did you Know?

Carpenters know how important mensuration is; the saying "measure twice, cut once" reminds anyone working with wood that an accurate mensuration the first time saves time and material.

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