incommensurate

[ in-kuh-men-ser-it, -sher- ]
/ ˌɪn kəˈmɛn sər ɪt, -ʃər- /

adjective

not commensurate; disproportionate; inadequate: Our income is incommensurate to our wants.

Nearby words

  1. incomer,
  2. incomes policy,
  3. incoming,
  4. incommensurability,
  5. incommensurable,
  6. incommode,
  7. incommodious,
  8. incommodity,
  9. incommunicability,
  10. incommunicable

Origin of incommensurate

First recorded in 1640–50; in-3 + commensurate

Related formsin·com·men·su·rate·ly, adverbin·com·men·su·rate·ness, noun

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British Dictionary definitions for incommensurate

incommensurate

/ (ˌɪnkəˈmɛnʃərɪt) /

adjective

(when postpositive, often foll by with) not commensurate; disproportionate
incommensurable
Derived Formsincommensurately, adverbincommensurateness, noun

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Word Origin and History for incommensurate

incommensurate

adj.

1640s, from in- (1) "not, opposite of" + commensurate.

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