[ in-kuh-men-ser-uh-buhl, -sher- ]
/ ˌɪn kəˈmɛn sər ə bəl, -ʃər- /
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not commensurable; having no common basis, measure, or standard of comparison.
Mathematics. (of two or more quantities) having no common measure.
something that is incommensurable.
Mathematics. one of two or more incommensurable quantities.
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Origin of incommensurable
OTHER WORDS FROM incommensurablein·com·men·su·ra·bil·i·ty, in·com·men·su·ra·ble·ness, nounin·com·men·su·ra·bly, adverb
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How to use incommensurable in a sentence
This is the fifth example of irrationality and incommensurability.
This is the fourth example of irrationality, or incommensurability.
British Dictionary definitions for incommensurable
/ (ˌɪnkəˈmɛnʃərəbəl) /
incapable of being judged, measured, or considered comparatively
(postpositive foll by with) not in accordance; incommensurate
- (of two numbers) having an irrational ratio
- not having units of the same dimension
- unrelated to another measurement by integral multiples
Derived forms of incommensurableincommensurability or incommensurableness, nounincommensurably, adverb
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