commensurable 1550s, from L.L. commensurabilis "having a common measure," from com- "together with" (see COM- (Cf. com-)) + L. mensurabilis "that can be measured," from mensurare "to measure," from mensura "measure" (see MEASURE (Cf. measure) (v.)).

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  • Commensurable — Com*men su*ra*ble, a. [L. commensurabilis; pref. com + mensurable. See {Commensurate}, and cf. {Commeasurable}.] Having a common measure; capable of being exactly measured by the same number, quantity, or measure. {Com*men su*ra*ble*ness}, n.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • commensurable — [ kɔmɑ̃syrabl ] adj. • 1361; bas lat. commensurabilis, de mensura « mesure » ♦ Didact. Se dit d une grandeur qui a, avec une autre grandeur, une commune mesure. ⇒ comparable. Lignes, volumes commensurables. Nombres commensurables. ⊗ CONTR.… …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • commensurable — ► ADJECTIVE 1) measurable by the same standard. 2) (commensurable to) proportionate to. 3) Mathematics (of numbers) in a ratio equal to a ratio of integers. ORIGIN Latin commensurabilis, from mensurare to measure …   English terms dictionary

  • commensurable — I adjective analagous, analogical, coequal, coextensive, coherent, commensurate, comparable, concordant, concurrent, conformable, congruous, consistent, consonant, coordinate, correspondent, equal, equivalent, even, identical in size, level,… …   Law dictionary

  • commensurable — COMMENSURABLE. adj. des 2 g. Terme de Mathématique. Il se dit De deux grandeurs qui ont un rapport de nombre à nombre, ou, ce qui revient au même, une mesure commune. Tous les nombres entiers et rompus sont commensurables entr eux. Lignes… …   Dictionnaire de l'Académie Française 1798

  • commensurable — commensurate, proportionate, *proportional Analogous words: equivalent, equal, identical, tantamount (see SAME): *reciprocal, corresponding Antonyms: incommensurable …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • commensurable — Commensurable. adj. de tout genre. Terme dogmatique. Se dit de deux quantitez qui ont une aliquote commune. Tous les nombres sont commensurables …   Dictionnaire de l'Académie française

  • commensurable — [kə men′shoor ə bəl, kə men′sərə bəl] adj. [LL commensurabilis < L com , together + mensurare, to measure < mensura,MEASURE] 1. measurable by the same standard or measure; specif., designating two quantities having a common measure which is …   English World dictionary

  • commensurable — adjective a) Able to be measured using a common standard A yard and a foot are commensurable, as both may be measured by inches. b) Related in size or scale; commensurate or proportionate …   Wiktionary

  • commensurable — Two things are commensurable if they can be ordered by some single measure. There is often a real problem about knowing whether this is so: deciding whether two persons utilities or states of happiness can be measured one against the other, for… …   Philosophy dictionary

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