commensuration


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com·men·su·rate

 (kə-mĕn′sər-ĭt, -shər-)
adj.
1. Of the same size, extent, or duration as another.
2. Corresponding in size or degree; proportionate: a salary commensurate with my performance.
3. Measurable by a common standard; commensurable.

[Late Latin commēnsūrātus : Latin com-, com- + mēnsūrātus (from past participle of mēnsūrāre, to measure, from Latin mēnsūra, measure; see measure).]

com·men′su·rate·ly adv.
com·men′su·ra′tion n.
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In fact, the experience of dwelling is based on a relation of proximity to the environment, one which resists commensuration because, through dwelling, things and persons are constituted as unique spatio-temporal particulars.
There is a need to declare education emergency in the country followed by formulation of viable education reforms compatible to the needs and demands as well as commensuration with the social and societal structures of the country.
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The Ambassador while conveying the President and government of Indonesias sympathies and commensuration on the colossal loss of lives and properties in the recent devastating floods, assured the Prime Minister of his countrys complete solidarity with the government and people pf Pakistan in their this hour of trial.
The Secretary General OIC conveyed his heartfelt condolences and commensuration to the Prime Minister on the losses of lives and extensive damage to the properties and physical infrastructure caused by the floods and assured the Prime Minister that OIC will do whatever is possible to help Pakistan in this hour of need.
Finnis, John (1997), "Commensuration and Public Reason", en Chang, Ruth (ed.), Incommensurability, Incomparability and Practical Reason, Harvard University Press, Cambridge, pp.
Under Mephistopheles direction, then, hell becomes the locale for Faustus to explore problems of quantification or commensuration, of determining "enoughness." C.
This might permit metrical commensuration of two instantiations of the same basic good, so long as the metric does not ignore some significant attribute and measures the degree to which the basic good is actually realized in each instantiation.
Just as the belief in the incommensurability of values may in some circumstances result in better commensuration, so too may the rhetoric of incommensurability serve socially useful ends, even if values are in fact commensurable.
by locating commensuration in choice, McCormick implicitly admits that proportionalism has failed.
Following Espeland and Stevens (2008), a quantification of social life appears in two distinct forms: marking and commensuration. Whereas marking describes situations where numbers are used like names to identify particular persons, locations, or objects, commensuration refers to "the valuation or measuring of different objects with a common metric" (Espeland & Stevens, 2008, p.