commensurable

commensurable

[kuh-men-ser-uh-buhl, -sher-uh-]
adjective
1.
having the same measure or divisor: The numbers 6 and 9 are commensurable since they are divisible by 3.
2.
suitable in measure; proportionate.

Origin:
1550–60; < Late Latin commēnsūrābilis, equivalent to Latin com- com- + mēnsūrābilis (equivalent to mēnsūrā(re) (see commensurate) + -bilis -ble)

commensurability, commensurableness, noun
commensurably, adverb
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commensurable (kəˈmɛnsərəbəl, -ʃə-)
 
adj
1.  maths
 a.  having a common factor
 b.  having units of the same dimensions and being related by whole numbers: hours and minutes are commensurable
2.  well-proportioned; proportionate
 
commensura'bility
 
n
 
com'mensurably
 
adv

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commensurable
from L. commensurabilis "having a common measure," from com- "together with" + mensurabilis "that can be measured," from mensurare "to measure," from mensura "measure" (see measure).
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