commensurable
com·men·su·ra·bleUse commensurable in a sentence
- measurable by the same standard or measure; specif., designating two quantities having a common measure which is contained an integral number of times in each
- properly proportioned; proportionate
Origin of commensurable
Late Latin commensurabilis ; from Classical Latin com-, together + mensurare, to measure ; from mensura, measurecommensurable
adjective
- Measurable by a common standard.
- Commensurate; proportionate.
- Mathematics Exactly divisible by the same unit an integral number of times. Used of two quantities.
Origin of commensurable
Late Latin comm&emacron;ns&umacron;rabilis : Latin com-, com- + m&emacron;ns&umacron;rabilis, measurable (from m&emacron;ns&umacron;rare, to measure; see commensurate).Related Forms:
- com·men′su·ra·bil′i·ty
noun
- com·men′su·ra·bly
adverb
commensurable
Adjective
(comparative more commensurable, superlative most commensurable)
- Able to be measured using a common standard
- A yard and a foot are commensurable, as both may be measured by inches.
- Related in size or scale; commensurate or proportionate
- (mathematics) (of two numbers) Exactly divisible by the same number an integer number of times ^{WP}
- The numbers 12 and 18 are commensurable, as both are divisible by 6, while 12 and 19 are incommensurable.