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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It is important to stress again that institutionalization and capacity is not only required in the field of remote sensing, but as much in the domain of field based forest monitoring, including statistical modelling, sampling, and forest mensuration.
But the fatal objection to the argument from mensuration is that Kepler was by no means the only writer to measure in German miles.
Essentially, all the contributors accepted that every student should learn the mathematics that is 'commonly useful' -- basic arithmetic and mensuration -- but 'beyond that the case for inclusion is not so clear-cut'.
Forestry Guide for Nonforesters in the Southeast presents the history of forest use in the region, provides background on forest types and tree species, and outlines ecological and wildlife management issues, while providing basics on mensuration and surveying.
Working Party on the Mensuration of the Forest Biomass'.
The catalogue, which contains many wonders, and is itself a masterpiece of scholarship, contains Albrecht Durer's treaties on mensuration, one of the earliest works of mathematics in German (published in Nuremberg circa 1525).
The `Osanna', in the same mensuration, is taken quickly.
Stecchini's concern about the apparent slovenly mensuration of later dynasties seems unfounded and therefore moot.
There are some useful observations about sixteenth-century 'editing' of other Masses, notably the apparent suppression of mensuration changes near the ends of the first three movements of Taverner's Gloria tibi Trinitas, and the substitution of ?
There is no lack of necessary conditions, ranging from the growing demand for pictures as `eyewitness' representations of sacred and ancient subjects to the technical resources in mensuration and optics.
As the cranium of ET 5342 (Figure 4) is more complete than the holotype (Lull 1921), it deserves thorough description and mensuration (Table 2).