Commensuration
Commensuration Com*men`su*ra"tion, n. [Cf. F. commensuration.] The act of commensurating; the state of being commensurate. [1913 Webster]

All fitness lies in a particular commensuration, or proportion of one thing to another. --South. [1913 Webster]


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  • commensuration — ⇒COMMENSURATION, subst. fém. A. MATH. Recherche d une partie aliquote commune à deux grandeurs. B. P. ext. Recherche d une unité de mesure commune à deux grandeurs quelconques. Il n y a pas de commensuration possible entre les fruits du travail… …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • commensuration — index proportion Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • commensuration — kəˌmen(t)səˈrāshən also menchəˈ noun ( s) Etymology: Middle French, from Late Latin commensuration, commensuratio, from Latin com + Late Latin mensuration , mensuratio act of measuring more at mensuration …   Useful english dictionary

  • commensuration — (ko mman su ra sion) s. f. Terme de mathématiques. Recherche d une commune mesure entre deux grandeurs. HISTORIQUE    XIVe s. •   Qui excede et passe la commensuration et proporcion qu il doit avoir, ORESME Thèse de MEUNIER.. ÉTYMOLOGIE    Com,… …   Dictionnaire de la Langue Française d'Émile Littré

  • commensuration — noun see commensurate …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • commensuration — See commensurately. * * * …   Universalium

  • commensuration — noun The act of commensurating; the state of being commensurate …   Wiktionary

  • commensuration — n. equality in measure, correspondence in amount or degree …   English contemporary dictionary

  • commensuration — com·men·su·ra·tion …   English syllables

  • commensurate — adjective Etymology: Late Latin commensuratus, from Latin com + Late Latin mensuratus, past participle of mensurare to measure, from Latin mensura measure more at measure Date: 1641 1. equal in measure or extent ; coextensive < lived a life… …   New Collegiate Dictionary

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