Commensurate meaning

kə-mĕnsər-ĭt, -shər-
Corresponding in size or degree; proportionate.

A salary commensurate with my performance.

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Of the same size, extent, or duration as another.
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The definition of commensurate is equal or proportionate.

An example of commensurate is the relationship between a GED and a high school diploma.

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Measurable by a common standard; commensurable.
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Equal in measure or size; coextensive.
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Corresponding in extent or degree; proportionate.
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If it is essential in our interests to maintain a quasi-permanent position of power on the Asian mainland as against the Chinese then we must be prepared to continue to pay the present cost in Vietnam indefinitely and to meet any escalation on the other side with at least a commensurate escalation of commitment of our own. - Report to the President on Southeast Asia-Vietnam by Senator Mike Mansfield, December 18, 1962

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To reduce to a common measure.

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Origin of commensurate

  • Late Latin commēnsūrātus Latin com- com- mēnsūrātus (from) (past participle of mēnsūrāre to measure) (from Latin mēnsūra measure measure)

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Latin com- (“together, with”) + mēnsūrō.

    From Wiktionary