Incommensurably
Incommensurable In`com*men"su*ra*ble, a. [Pref. in- not + commensurable: cf. F. incommensurable.] Not commensurable; having no common measure or standard of comparison; as, quantities are incommensurable when no third quantity can be found that is an aliquot part of both; the side and diagonal of a square are incommensurable with each other; the diameter and circumference of a circle are incommensurable. [1913 Webster]

They are quantities incommensurable. --Burke. -- {In`com*men"su*ra*ble*ness}, n. -- {In`com*men"su*ra*bly}, adv. [1913 Webster]


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