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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).]
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
com•men•su•ra•ble(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]
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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"