- The definition of commensurate is equal or proportionate.
An example of commensurate is the relationship between a GED and a high school diploma.
commensurate definition by Webster's New World
- equal in measure or size; coextensive
- corresponding in extent or degree; proportionate
- commensurable (sense )
Origin: Late Latin commensuratus ; from com-, with plush mensuratus, past participle of mensurare: see commensurable
commensurate definition by American Heritage Dictionary
- Of the same size, extent, or duration as another.
- Corresponding in size or degree; proportionate: a salary commensurate with my performance.
- Measurable by a common standard; commensurable.
Origin: Late Latin commēnsūrātus : Latin com-, com- + mēnsūrātus (from past participle of mēnsūrāre, to measure, from Latin mēnsūra, measure; see measure).
- com·menˈsu·rate·ly adverb
- com·menˌsu·raˈtion noun