Origin of commensurable
Examples from the Web for commensurable
In order that the punishments of different classes of crime may be proportional, the punishments should be commensurable.The English Utilitarians, Volume I.|Leslie Stephen
This is usually proved first for the commensurable case and then for the incommensurable one.The Teaching of Geometry|David Eugene Smith
Conversation, as we know, denotes an interchange of commensurable meanings.The Approach to Philosophy|Ralph Barton Perry
Not that crimes and jests are commensurable or approximable; but they are before the same judge.
The large powers conferred by it have no commensurable relation to the duties which attach to the position of neutrality.Letters To "The Times" Upon War And Neutrality (1881-1920)|Thomas Erskine Holland
British Dictionary definitions for commensurable
- having a common factor
- having units of the same dimensions and being related by whole numbershours and minutes are commensurable
Word Origin and History for commensurable
1550s, from Late Latin commensurabilis "having a common measure," from com- "together with" (see com-) + Latin mensurabilis "that can be measured," from mensurare "to measure," from mensura "measure" (see measure (v.)).