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commensurable

[kuh-men-ser-uh-buh l, -sher-uh-] /kəˈmɛn sər ə bəl, -ʃər ə-/
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
1550-1560
1550-60; < Late Latin commēnsūrābilis, equivalent to Latin com- com- + mēnsūrābilis (equivalent to mēnsūrā(re) (see commensurate) + -bilis -ble)
Related forms
commensurability, commensurableness, noun
commensurably, adverb
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British Dictionary definitions for commensurable

commensurable

/kəˈmɛnsərəbəl; -ʃə-/
adjective
1.
(maths)
  1. having a common factor
  2. having units of the same dimensions and being related by whole numbers: hours and minutes are commensurable
2.
well-proportioned; proportionate
Derived Forms
commensurability, noun
commensurably, adverb
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Word Origin and History for commensurable
adj.

1550s, from Late Latin commensurabilis "having a common measure," from com- "together with" (see com-) + Latin mensurabilis "that can be measured," from mensurare "to measure," from mensura "measure" (see measure (v.)).

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