# incommensurable

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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.
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## 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
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## 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.
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
 Adj. 1 incommensurable - impossible to measure or compare in value or size or excellenceincomparable, 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 factorincommensurate - not corresponding in size or degree or extent; "a reward incommensurate with his effort"
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Translations

## incommensurable

[ˌɪnkəˈmenʃərəbl] ADJ (frm) → inconmensurable
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## incommensurable

adj attr, → nicht vergleichbar; (Math) → inkommensurabel
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Thus, in religion, the incommensurableness between man and the cosmic forces which surround and condition him without, apparently, being affected by his actions in any but an infinitesimal sense, is at the same time reaffirmed and--tentatively, at least--healed: man is no longer simply a hopeless exile lost in the vastness of things extra-human of which he is doomed to occupy a tiny corner; by dint of his proper contact with the Divine, to which cosmic reality is subject or in which it is centered, he comes to fill a rightful place, to assume a positional value as it were, in the Universe (whatever his concrete conception of the latter).

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