incommensurable(redirected from incommensurableness)
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a. Impossible to measure or compare.
b. Lacking a common quality on which to make a comparison.
a. Having no common measure or number of which all the given lengths or measures are integral multiples.
b. Having an irrational ratio.
One that is incommensurable.
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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
ˌincomˌmensuraˈbility, ˌincomˈmensurableness n
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in•com•men•su•ra•ble(ˌɪn kəˈmɛn sər ə bəl, -ʃər-)
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.
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|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"
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incommensurable[ˌɪnkəˈmenʃərəbl] ADJ (frm) → inconmensurable
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