# Incommensurable meaning

One that is incommensurable.

noun

That cannot be measured or compared by the same standard or measure; without a common standard of comparison.

adjective

Not worthy of comparison.

A statement *incommensurable* with truth.

adjective

Not being integral multiples of the same number or quantity: said of two or more numbers or quantities, as 2 and 3

adjective

An incommensurable thing, quantity, etc.

noun

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(mathematics) Of two real numbers, such that their ratio is not a fraction of two integers.

adjective

(arithmetic) Of two integers, having no common integer divisor except 1.

adjective

Not able to be measured by the same standards as another term in the context; see measurement; contrast with unmeasurable or immeasurable, each of which means not able to be measured at all, the former more generally, the latter generally due to some infinite quality of the thing being described.

The side and diagonal of a square are incommensurable with each other; the diameter and circumference of a circle are incommensurable.

adjective

An incommensurable value or quantity; an irrational number.

noun

## Origin of incommensurable

- From Middle French
*incommensurable*, from Medieval Latin*incommensurabilis*.### From Wiktionary