incommensurability
noun see incommensurable

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • Incommensurability — In com*men su*ra*bil i*ty, n. [Cf. F. incommensurabilit[ e].] The quality or state of being incommensurable. Reid. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • incommensurability — index difference, disparity Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • incommensurability — (n.) 1560s; see INCOMMENSURABLE (Cf. incommensurable) + ITY (Cf. ity) …   Etymology dictionary

  • incommensurability — incommensurable ► ADJECTIVE 1) not able to be judged or measured by the same standards. 2) Mathematics (of numbers) in a ratio that cannot be expressed by means of integers. DERIVATIVES incommensurability noun …   English terms dictionary

  • incommensurability — |in+ noun Etymology: probably from Middle French incommensurableté, from Medieval Latin incommensurabilitat , incommensurabilitas, from Late Latin incommensurabilis + Latin itat , itas ity : the quality or state of being incommensurable a genuine …   Useful english dictionary

  • incommensurability — See incommensurable. * * * …   Universalium

  • incommensurability — noun The property of being incommensurable …   Wiktionary

  • incommensurability — Measurement requires common units of measurement along a single continuum or scale for comparing ‘objects’. If these requirements are not met then the apparent measurements are said to be incommensurable …   Dictionary of sociology

  • incommensurability — n. quality of being not commensurable; condition of being uncomparable; incapability of being measured opposite a common criterion …   English contemporary dictionary

  • incommensurability — in·commensurability …   English syllables

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