commensurable

  • 1 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.… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 2 commensurable — [ kɔmɑ̃syrabl ] adj. • 1361; bas lat. commensurabilis, de mensura « mesure » ♦ Didact. Se dit d une grandeur qui a, avec une autre grandeur, une commune mesure. ⇒ comparable. Lignes, volumes commensurables. Nombres commensurables. ⊗ CONTR.… …

    Encyclopédie Universelle

  • 3 commensurable — ► ADJECTIVE 1) measurable by the same standard. 2) (commensurable to) proportionate to. 3) Mathematics (of numbers) in a ratio equal to a ratio of integers. ORIGIN Latin commensurabilis, from mensurare to measure …

    English terms dictionary

  • 4 commensurable — I adjective analagous, analogical, coequal, coextensive, coherent, commensurate, comparable, concordant, concurrent, conformable, congruous, consistent, consonant, coordinate, correspondent, equal, equivalent, even, identical in size, level,… …

    Law dictionary

  • 5 commensurable — COMMENSURABLE. adj. des 2 g. Terme de Mathématique. Il se dit De deux grandeurs qui ont un rapport de nombre à nombre, ou, ce qui revient au même, une mesure commune. Tous les nombres entiers et rompus sont commensurables entr eux. Lignes… …

    Dictionnaire de l'Académie Française 1798

  • 6 commensurable — 1550s, from L.L. commensurabilis having a common measure, from com together with (see COM (Cf. com )) + L. mensurabilis that can be measured, from mensurare to measure, from mensura measure (see MEASURE (Cf. measure) (v.) …

    Etymology dictionary

  • 7 commensurable — commensurate, proportionate, *proportional Analogous words: equivalent, equal, identical, tantamount (see SAME): *reciprocal, corresponding Antonyms: incommensurable …

    New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • 8 commensurable — Commensurable. adj. de tout genre. Terme dogmatique. Se dit de deux quantitez qui ont une aliquote commune. Tous les nombres sont commensurables …

    Dictionnaire de l'Académie française

  • 9 commensurable — [kə men′shoor ə bəl, kə men′sərə bəl] adj. [LL commensurabilis < L com , together + mensurare, to measure < mensura,MEASURE] 1. measurable by the same standard or measure; specif., designating two quantities having a common measure which is …

    English World dictionary

  • 10 commensurable — adjective a) Able to be measured using a common standard A yard and a foot are commensurable, as both may be measured by inches. b) Related in size or scale; commensurate or proportionate …

    Wiktionary

  • 11 commensurable — Two things are commensurable if they can be ordered by some single measure. There is often a real problem about knowing whether this is so: deciding whether two persons utilities or states of happiness can be measured one against the other, for… …

    Philosophy dictionary

  • 12 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

  • 13 commensurable — (ko mman su ra bl ) adj. Terme de mathématiques. Qui a une mesure commune, c est à dire où cette mesure peut s appliquer exactement un certain nombre de fois. Ainsi la toise ancienne et la brasse ou pas géométrique étaient commensurables parce… …

    Dictionnaire de la Langue Française d'Émile Littré

  • 14 commensurable — adj. commensurableto, with * * * [kə menʃ(ə)rəb(ə)l] with commensurable to …

    Combinatory dictionary

  • 15 commensurable — [kə mɛnʃ(ə)rəb(ə)l, sjə ] adjective 1》 measurable by the same standard: the finite is not commensurable with the infinite. 2》 Mathematics (of numbers) in a ratio equal to a ratio of integers. Derivatives commensurability noun commensurably adverb …

    English new terms dictionary

  • 16 commensurable — com•men•su•ra•ble [[t]kəˈmɛn sər ə bəl, ʃər ə [/t]] adj. 1) having the same measure or divisor: The numbers 6 and 9 are commensurable since they are divisible by 3[/ex] 2) proportionate; commensurate • Etymology: 1550–60; < LL com•men… …

    From formal English to slang

  • 17 commensurable — adjective Date: 1557 1. having a common measure; specifically divisible without remainder by a common unit 2. commensurate 2 • commensurability noun • commensurably adverb …

    New Collegiate Dictionary

  • 18 COMMENSURABLE — adj. des deux genres T. de Mathém. Il se dit De deux grandeurs qui ont un rapport de nombre à nombre, ou, ce qui revient au même, une mesure commune. Tous les nombres entiers et rompus sont commensurables entre eux. Lignes commensurables entre… …

    Dictionnaire de l'Academie Francaise, 7eme edition (1835)

  • 19 COMMENSURABLE — adj. des deux genres T. de Mathématiques Qui a, avec une autre grandeur, une commune mesure. Tous les nombres entiers et fractionnaires sont commensurables entre eux. Lignes commensurables entre elles. Grandeurs commensurables …

    Dictionnaire de l'Academie Francaise, 8eme edition (1935)

  • 20 Commensurable — Commensurabilité Cette page d’homonymie répertorie les différents sujets et articles partageant un même nom …

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