Origin of commensurable
OTHER WORDS FROM commensurablecom·men·su·ra·bil·i·ty, com·men·su·ra·ble·ness, nouncom·men·su·ra·bly, adverb
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How to use commensurable in a sentence
In arithmetic he was the first to expound the theory of means and of proportion as applied to commensurable quantities.Archimedes|Thomas Little Heath
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
The possible gain is, I think, in no way commensurable with the probable risks of panic and disorder.The Invasion|William Le Queux
Not that crimes and jests are commensurable or approximable; but they are before the same judge.
Thus we shall have an unlimited number of terms; these will be the numbers called fractional, rational or commensurable.
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