commensurable


com·men·su·ra·ble

adjective \kə-ˈmen(t)s-rə-bəl, -ˈmen(t)sh-; -ˈmen(t)-sə-, -shə-\

Definition of COMMENSURABLE

1
:  having a common measure; specifically :  divisible without remainder by a common unit
2
:  commensurate 2
com·men·su·ra·bil·i·ty \-ˌmen(t)s-rə-ˈbi-lə-tē, -ˌmen(t)sh-; -ˌmen(t)-sə-, -shə-\ noun
com·men·su·ra·bly \-ˈmen(t)s-rə-blē, -ˈmen(t)sh-; -ˈmen(t)-sə-, -shə-\ adverb

Examples of COMMENSURABLE

  1. <though his new job pays less, the pay is at least commensurable with the amount of work and the level of stress he must contend with>

First Known Use of COMMENSURABLE

1557

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