Definition of mensurable in English:


Pronunciation /ˈmen(t)SH(ə)rəb(ə)l/ /ˈmɛn(t)ʃ(ə)rəb(ə)l/ /ˈmens(ə)rəb(ə)l/ /ˈmɛns(ə)rəb(ə)l/


  • 1Able to be measured; having fixed limits.

    ‘A detection device for sensing the passage of a discrete body through a cely fitting pipe comprises a constriction which, by interaction with the moving body, produces a change in a mensurable parameter in the region of the constriction, which change is sensed by a suitable detector.’
    • ‘t follows, that the quantity of a force is its effect, as mensurable by time and space.’
    1. 1.1Music
      another term for mensural
      ‘Now in our day new and more recent authors have appeared, who write on mensurable music with little reverence for their ancestors.’
      • ‘The signs denoting the rests in mensurable music have been adopted into the modern system without modification.’


Late Middle English (in the sense ‘moderate’): from late Latin mensurabilis, from mensurare ‘to measure’, from Latin mensura ‘measure’.