What is another word for commensurable?

Pronunciation: [kəmˈɛnʒəɹəbə͡l] (IPA)

Commensurable refers to things being of equal measure or comparable. Synonyms for commensurable include proportionate, commensurate, comparable, equivalent, corresponding, alike, equal, similar, parallel, and comparable. These words are used to describe objects, ideas, or entities that can be compared with each other. For instance, "The salaries of the executives are commensurable with their experience and qualifications" can be replaced with "The salaries of the executives are proportionate or commensurate with their experience and qualifications." Synonyms for commensurable are used in various fields such as mathematics, economics, and science, where measuring and comparing are essential.

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A hypernym is a word with a broad meaning that encompasses more specific words called hyponyms.

What are the opposite words for commensurable?

The word "commensurable" refers to things that can be measured or compared by a common standard. The antonyms for this term are "incommensurable" or "immeasurable." These words describe things that cannot be measured or compared in a quantifiable way, such as abstract concepts or emotions. Another antonym for "commensurable" is "discordant," which suggests a lack of harmony or agreement. "Dissimilar" is another antonym that describes things that are fundamentally different and cannot be compared in a meaningful way. These antonyms highlight the limitations of measurement and the existence of phenomena that cannot be defined by objective criteria.

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Usage examples for Commensurable

Conversation, as we know, denotes an interchange of commensurable meanings.
"The Approach to Philosophy"
Ralph Barton Perry
In order to make his data commensurable with the phenomena of nature, he discovers or defines bodily conditions for the subjective content which he analyzes.
"The Approach to Philosophy"
Ralph Barton Perry
The question: Are there any commensurable relations between a circle and other Geometrical figures?
"A Budget of Paradoxes, Volume II (of II)"
Augustus de Morgan

Famous quotes with Commensurable

  • Caesar did not confine himself to helping the debtor for the moment; he did what as legislator he could, permanently to keep down the fearful omnipotence of capital. First of all the great legal maxim was proclaimed, that freedom is not a possession commensurable with property, but an eternal right of man, of which the state is entitled judicially to deprive the criminal alone, not the debtor. It was Caesar, who, perhaps stimulated in this case also by the more humane Egyptian and Greek legislation, especially that of Solon,(68) introduced this principle--diametrically opposed to the maxims of the earlier ordinances as to bankruptcy-- into the common law, where it has since retained its place undisputed. According to Roman law the debtor unable to pay became the serf of his creditor.(69) The Poetelian law no doubt had allowed a debtor, who had become unable to pay only through temporary embarrassments, not through genuine insolvency, to save his personal freedom by the cession of his property;(70) nevertheless for the really insolvent that principle of law, though doubtless modified in secondary points, had been in substance retained unaltered for five hundred years; a direct recourse to the debtor's estate only occurred exceptionally, when the debtor had died or had forfeited his burgess-rights or could not be found. It was Caesar who first gave an insolvent the right--on which our modern bankruptcy regulations are based-- of formally ceding his estate to his creditors, whether it might suffice to satisfy them or not, so as to save at all events his personal freedom although with diminished honorary and political rights, and to begin a new financial existence, in which he could only be sued on account of claims proceeding from the earlier period and not protected in the liquidation, if he could pay them without renewed financial ruin.
    Theodor Mommsen
  • The Pythagoreans discovered the existence of incommensurable lines, or of . This was, doubtless, first discovered with reference to the diagonal of a square which is incommensurable with the side, being in the ratio to it of √2 to 1. The Pythagorean proof of this particular case survives in Aristotle and in a proposition interpolated in Euclid's Book X.; it is by a proving that, if the diagonal is commensurable with the side, the same number must be both odd and even. This discovery of the incommensurable... showed that the theory of proportion invented by Pythagoras was not of universal application and therefore that propositions proved by means of it were not really established. ...The fatal flaw thus revealed in the body of geometry was not removed till Eudoxus discovered the great theory of proportion (expounded in Euclid's Book V.), which is applicable to incommensurable as well as to commensurable magnitudes.
    Thomas Little Heath

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