Etymology
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mensural (adj.)

c. 1600, in music, "having a fixed measure;" 1650s, "pertaining to measure, measurable," from Medieval Latin mensuralis, from Latin mensura "a measuring, a measurement; thing to measure by," from mensus, past participle of metiri "to measure," from PIE root *me- (2) "to measure."

updated on December 25, 2018

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Definitions of mensural from WordNet

mensural (adj.)
of or relating to measure;
mensural (adj.)
having notes of fixed rhythmic value;
Synonyms: measured / mensurable
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