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commensurate

[ kuh-men-ser-it, -sher- ]
/ kəˈmɛn sər ɪt, -ʃər- /
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adjective
corresponding in amount, magnitude, or degree: Your paycheck should be commensurate with the amount of time worked.
proportionate; adequate: a solution commensurate to the seriousness of the problem.
having the same measure; of equal extent or duration.
having a common measure or divisor; commensurable.
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Origin of commensurate

1635–45; <Late Latin commēnsūrātus, equivalent to Latin com-com- + mēnsūrātus (past participle of mēnsūrāre to measure); see -ate1

OTHER WORDS FROM commensurate

WORDS THAT MAY BE CONFUSED WITH commensurate

commensurate , commiserate
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British Dictionary definitions for commensurate

commensurate
/ (kəˈmɛnsərɪt, -ʃə-) /

adjective
having the same extent or duration
corresponding in degree, amount, or size; proportionate
able to be measured by a common standard; commensurable

Derived forms of commensurate

commensurately, adverbcommensurateness, nouncommensuration (kəˌmɛnsəˈreɪʃən, -ʃə-), noun

Word Origin for commensurate

C17: from Late Latin commēnsūrātus, from Latin com- same + mēnsurāre to measure
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