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commensurablea. [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.  [1913 Webster]
Commensurable numbers or Commensurable 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 commensurable in power, or Quantities commensurable in power, those whose squares are commensurable.


commensurable, adj.
1 (often foll. by with, to) measurable by the same standard.
2 (foll. by to) proportionate to.
3 Math. (of numbers) in a ratio equal to the ratio of integers.

commensurability n. commensurably adv.
LL commensurabilis (as COM-, MEASURE)




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