Incommensurate
Incommensurate In`com*men"su*rate, a. 1. Not commensurate; not admitting of a common measure; incommensurable. [1913 Webster]

2. Not of equal of sufficient measure or extent; not adequate; as, our means are incommensurate to our wants.

Syn: Inadequate; insufficient; disproportionate. -- {In`com*men"su*rate*ly}, adv. -- {In`com*men"su*rate*ness}, n. [1913 Webster]


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  • incommensurate — ► ADJECTIVE 1) (incommensurate with) out of keeping or proportion with. 2) another term for INCOMMENSURABLE(Cf. ↑incommensurable) (in sense 1). DERIVATIVES incommensurateness noun …   English terms dictionary

  • incommensurate — [in΄kə men′shoor it, in΄kə men′sərit] adj. not commensurate; specif., a) not proportionate; not adequate [a supply incommensurate to the demand] b) INCOMMENSURABLE (adj. 1) incommensurately adv …   English World dictionary

  • incommensurate — I adjective at variance, discordant, discrepant, disproportionate, inaccordant, incommensurable, inconsistent, mismatched, out of keeping, out of proportion, short, unconformable, unequal II index disproportionate, insufficient Burton …   Law dictionary

  • incommensurate — (adj.) 1640s, from IN (Cf. in ) (1) not, opposite of + COMMENSURATE (Cf. commensurate) …   Etymology dictionary

  • incommensurate — adj. incommensurate to, with * * * [ˌɪnkə menʃ(ə)rɪt] with incommensurate to …   Combinatory dictionary

  • incommensurate — adjective Date: 1650 not commensurate: as a. incommensurable b. inadequate c. disproportionate < a confidence incommensurate with their ability > …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • incommensurate — incommensurately, adv. incommensurateness, n. /in keuh men seuhr it, sheuhr /, adj. 1. not commensurate; disproportionate; inadequate: Our income is incommensurate to our wants. 2. incommensurable. [1640 50; IN 3 + COMMENSURATE] * * * …   Universalium

  • incommensurate — [ˌɪnkə mɛnʃ(ə)rət, sjə ] adjective 1》 (incommensurate with) out of keeping or proportion with. 2》 another term for incommensurable (in sense 1). Derivatives incommensurately adverb incommensurateness noun …   English new terms dictionary

  • incommensurate — /ɪnkəˈmɛnʃərət/ (say inkuh menshuhruht) adjective 1. not commensurate; disproportionate; inadequate: means incommensurate to our wants. 2. incommensurable. –incommensurately, adverb –incommensurateness, noun …   Australian English dictionary

  • incommensurate — adjective Out of proportion (in size, degree or extent) with something else Ant: commensurate …   Wiktionary

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