- 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.
Origin of commensurate
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Historical Examples of commensuration
- having the same extent or duration
- corresponding in degree, amount, or size; proportionate
- able to be measured by a common standard; commensurable
Word Origin for commensurate
C17: from Late Latin commēnsūrātus, from Latin com- same + mēnsurāre to measure
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Word Origin and History for commensuration
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