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in·com·men·su·ra·ble

 (ĭn′kə-mĕn′sər-ə-bəl, -shər-)
adj.
1.
a. Impossible to measure or compare.
b. Lacking a common quality on which to make a comparison.
2. Mathematics
a. Having no common measure or number of which all the given lengths or measures are integral multiples.
b. Having an irrational ratio.
n.
One that is incommensurable.

in′com·men′su·ra·bil′i·ty n.
in′com·men′su·ra·bly adv.

incommensurable

(ˌɪnkəˈmɛnʃərəbəl)
adj
1. incapable of being judged, measured, or considered comparatively
2. (foll by: with) not in accordance; incommensurate
3. (Mathematics) maths
a. (of two numbers) having an irrational ratio
b. not having units of the same dimension
c. unrelated to another measurement by integral multiples
n
something incommensurable
ˌincomˌmensuraˈbility, ˌincomˈmensurableness n
ˌincomˈmensurably adv

in•com•men•su•ra•ble

(ˌɪn kəˈmɛn sər ə bəl, -ʃər-)

adj.
not commensurable; having no common basis, measure, or standard of comparison.
[1550–60; < Late Latin]
in`com•men`su•ra•bil′i•ty, in`com•men′su•ra•ble•ness, n.
in`com•men′su•ra•bly, adv.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.incommensurable - impossible to measure or compare in value or size or excellence
incomparable, uncomparable - such that comparison is impossible; unsuitable for comparison or lacking features that can be compared; "an incomparable week of rest and pleasure"; "the computer proceeds with its incomparable logic and efficiency"; "this report is incomparable with the earlier ones because of different breakdowns of the data"
2.incommensurable - not having a common factor
incommensurate - not corresponding in size or degree or extent; "a reward incommensurate with his effort"
Translations

incommensurable

[ˌɪnkəˈmenʃərəbl] ADJ (frm) → inconmensurable

incommensurable

adjnicht zu vergleichend attr, → nicht vergleichbar; (Math) → inkommensurabel
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