[kuh-men-ser-uh-buh l, -sher-uh-]
- having the same measure or divisor: The numbers 6 and 9 are commensurable since they are divisible by 3.
- suitable in measure; proportionate.
Origin of commensurable
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Examples from the Web for commensurable
But the motives to action are, like the physical forces, commensurable.
"Abstinence" and labor have pain as a common element, and so are commensurable.The Value of Money
Benjamin M. Anderson, Jr.
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.
He said he could not compare any sum of money with imprisonment—they were not commensurable quantities.Benjamin Franklin; Self-Revealed, Volume II (of 2)
Wiliam Cabell Bruce
- having a common factor
- having units of the same dimensions and being related by whole numbershours and minutes are commensurable
- well-proportioned; proportionate
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Word Origin and History for commensurable
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