Word of the Day : November 27, 2021

commensurate

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adjective kuh-MEN-suh-rut

What It Means

Commensurate means "proportionate" or "equal in size, amount, or degree."

// The job posting states that salary will be commensurate with experience.

// The budget cuts of the community college are commensurate with other state-funded agencies and programs.

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commensurate in Context

"Nationwide was originally founded in the 1920s as Farm Bureau Mutual Automobile Insurance Company with the idea of offering farmers automobile insurance that was more commensurate with their driving habits at a time when many were being charged similar rates to their counterparts in densely-populated urban areas." — Jason Bisnoff, Forbes, 29 Sept. 2021


Did You Know?

Commensurate comes from the Latin word for the act of measuring, mensūra. That noun is based on mensus, the past participle of the verb mētīrī," meaning "to determine the extent of."



Fill in the blanks to complete a verb meaning "to divide and share out according to a plan": a _ p _ _ _ i _ n.

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