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Meaning of COMMENSURABLE

Pronunciation:  ku'mensurubul

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
[adj]  able to be measured by a common standard; "hours and minutes are commensurable"
 

COMMENSURABLE is a 13 letter word that starts with C.

 

 Synonyms: commensurate
 

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\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.

{Commensurable numbers} or {quantities} (Math.), those that
   can be exactly expressed by some common unit; thus a foot
   and yard are commensurable, since both can be expressed in
   terms of an inch, one being 12 inches, the other 36
   inches.

{Numbers}, or {Quantities}, {commensurable in power}, those
   whose squares are commensurable.

 

 

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