Commensurable Com*men"su*ra*ble, a. [L. commensurabilis; pref. com- + mensurable. See {Commensurate}, and cf. {Commeasurable}.] Having a common measure; capable of being exactly measured by the same number, quantity, or measure. -- {Com*men"su*ra*ble*ness}, n. [1913 Webster]

{Commensurable numbers} or {Commensurable quantities} (Math.), those that can be exactly expressed by some common unit; thus a foot and yard are commensurable, since both can be expressed in terms of an inch, one being 12 inches, the other 36 inches.

{Numbers commensurable in power}, or {Quantities commensurable in power}, those whose squares are commensurable. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • commensurableness — noun The state or quality of being commensurable …   Wiktionary

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  • commensurable — commensurability, commensurableness, n. commensurably, adv. /keuh men seuhr euh beuhl, sheuhr euh /, adj. 1. having the same measure or divisor: The numbers 6 and 9 are commensurable since they are divisible by 3. 2. suitable in measure;… …   Universalium

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