mensuration

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mensuration

the study of the measurement of geometric magnitudes such as length

mensuration

[‚men·sə′rā·shən]
(mathematics)
The measurement of geometric quantities; for example, length, area, and volume.
(science and technology)
The act or process of measuring.

mensuration

1. The process or art of measuring.
2. The branch of mathematics dealing with the determination of length, area, or volume.
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None-the-less, if the study is well designed, factorial mensurative experiments using retrospective data can be conducted to statistically examine the effects and interactions of management actions.
Since biogeographers frequently use mensurative scales in their methodology, and since nature is strongly scale dependent (Allen & Starr 1982), it is prudent to investigate the effects of transitions from one scale to another.