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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Because it was unclear whether existing theories would apply to this landscape, we chose a comparative mensurative experiment (Hurlbert 1984) designed to explore patterns in the relationship between landscape structure and bird populations.
In a mensurative ecological analysis, McClanahan et at (2005) examined the coincidence of coral bleaching and water flow around Mauritius in 2004, and found that the severity of bleaching was positively associated with water flow.