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Meaning of INCOMMENSURABLE

Pronunciation:  `inku'menshurubul

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. [adj]  not having a common factor
  2. [adj]  impossible to measure or compare in value or size or excellence
 

INCOMMENSURABLE is a 15 letter word that starts with I.

 

 Synonyms: incommensurate, incomparable, uncomparable
 

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. \In`com*men"su*ra*ble\, a. [Pref. in- not +
    commensurable: cf. F. incommensurable.]
    Not commensurable; having no common measure or standard of
    comparison; as, quantities are incommensurable when no third
    quantity can be found that is an aliquot part of both; the
    side and diagonal of a square are incommensurable with each
    other; the diameter and circumference of a circle are
    incommensurable.
    
          They are quantities incommensurable.     --Burke.
    -- {In`com*men"su*ra*ble*ness}, n. -- {In`com*men"su*ra*bly},
    adv.
    
    
  2. \In`com*men"su*ra*ble\, n.
    One of two or more quantities which have no common measure.
    
    
 
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