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commensurable

[ kuh-men-ser-uh-buhl, -sher-uh- ]
/ kəˈmɛn sər ə bəl, -ʃər ə- /
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adjective
having the same measure or divisor: The numbers 6 and 9 are commensurable since they are divisible by 3.
suitable in measure; proportionate.
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Origin of commensurable

1550–60; <Late Latin commēnsūrābilis, equivalent to Latin com-com- + mēnsūrābilis (equivalent to mēnsūrā(re) (see commensurate) + -bilis-ble)

OTHER WORDS FROM commensurable

com·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

British Dictionary definitions for commensurable

commensurable
/ (kəˈmɛnsərəbəl, -ʃə-) /

adjective
maths
  1. having a common factor
  2. having units of the same dimensions and being related by whole numbershours and minutes are commensurable
well-proportioned; proportionate

Derived forms of commensurable

commensurability, nouncommensurably, adverb
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