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 (kə-mĕn′sər-ə-bəl, -shər-)
1. Measurable by a common standard.
2. Commensurate; proportionate.
3. Mathematics Exactly divisible by the same unit an integral number of times. Used of two quantities.

[Late Latin commēnsūrābilis : Latin com-, com- + mēnsūrābilis, measurable (from mēnsūrāre, to measure; see commensurate).]

com·men′su·ra·bil′i·ty n.
com·men′su·ra·bly adv.
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(kəˈmɛnsərəbəl; -ʃə-)
1. (Mathematics) maths
a. having a common factor
b. having units of the same dimensions and being related by whole numbers: hours and minutes are commensurable.
2. well-proportioned; proportionate
comˌmensuraˈbility n
comˈmensurably adv
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(kəˈmɛn sər ə bəl, -ʃər ə-)

1. having the same measure or divisor: The numbers 6 and 9 are commensurable since they are divisible by 3.
2. proportionate; commensurate.
[1550–60; < Late Latin]
com•men`su•ra•bil′i•ty, n.
com•men′su•ra•bly, adv.
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Adj.1.commensurable - capable of being measured by a common standard; "hours and minutes are commensurable"
commensurate - corresponding in size or degree or extent; "pay should be commensurate with the time worked"
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Properly or correspondingly related in size, amount, or scale:
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[kəˈmenʃərəbl] ADJconmensurable, comparable (with con)
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