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commensurate

[kuh-men-ser-it, -sher-]
adjective
1.
having the same measure; of equal extent or duration.
2.
corresponding in amount, magnitude, or degree: Your paycheck should be commensurate with the amount of time worked.
3.
proportionate; adequate.
4.
having a common measure; commensurable.

Origin:
1635–45; < Late Latin commēnsūrātus, equivalent to Latin com- com- + mēnsūrātus (past participle of mēnsūrāre to measure); see -ate1

commensurately, adverb
commensurateness, noun
commensuration [kuh-men-suh-rey-shuhn, -shuh-] , noun
uncommensurate, adjective
uncommensurately, adverb

commensurate, commiserate.
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commensurate (kəˈmɛnsərɪt, -ʃə-)
 
adj
1.  having the same extent or duration
2.  corresponding in degree, amount, or size; proportionate
3.  able to be measured by a common standard; commensurable
 
[C17: from Late Latin commēnsūrātus, from Latin com- same + mēnsurāre to measure]
 
com'mensurately
 
adv
 
com'mensurateness
 
n
 
commensuration
 
n

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commensurate
c.1400, from L.L. commensuratus, from L. com- "with" + L.L. mensuratus, pp. of mensurare "to measure," from mensura (see measure).
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