- not commensurable; having no common basis, measure, or standard of comparison.
- utterly disproportionate.
- Mathematics. (of two or more quantities) having no common measure.
- something that is incommensurable.
- Mathematics. one of two or more incommensurable quantities.
Origin of incommensurable
Related Words for incommensurablecontrasting, disparate, distinct, distinctive, peculiar, offbeat, diverse, various, particular, distant, other, divergent, varied, diversified, differing, disproportionate, inadequate, unequal, unfair, incommensurable
Examples from the Web for incommensurable
Historical Examples of incommensurable
But that the Diagony is incommensurable unto the side it is the 116 p x.The Way To Geometry
Life introduces something indeterminate and incommensurable.Under the Maples
Hats are, in their physical aspects, incommensurable with wheat.The Value of Money
Benjamin M. Anderson, Jr.
This includes the incommensurable case, but this case may be omitted.The Teaching of Geometry
David Eugene Smith
His ideal is the extraordinary, the gigantic, the overwhelming, the incommensurable.French Classics
William Cleaver Wilkinson
- 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
- something incommensurable
Word Origin and History for incommensurable
1550s, from Middle French incommensurable or directly from Medieval Latin incommensurabilis, from in- "not, opposite of, without" (see in- (1)) + Late Latin commensurabilis, from Latin com- "with" + mensurabilis "measurable," from mensurare "to measure" (see measure (v.)). Related: Incommensurably.