[ kuh-men-ser-it, -sher- ]
/ kəˈmɛn sər ɪt, -ʃər- /
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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
OTHER WORDS FROM commensurate
com·men·su·rate·ly, adverbcom·men·su·rate·ness, nouncom·men·su·ra·tion [kuh-men-suh-rey-shuhn, -shuh-], /kəˌmɛn səˈreɪ ʃən, -ʃə-/, nounun·com·men·su·rate, adjective
WORDS THAT MAY BE CONFUSED WITH commensuratecommensurate , commiserate
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British Dictionary definitions for commensurate
/ (kəˈmɛnsərɪt, -ʃə-) /
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 commensuratecommensurately, 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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