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.

Commensurable numbersquantities Math., those that can be exactly expressed by some common unit; thus a foot and yard are commensurable, since both can be expressed in terms of an inch, one being 12 inches, the other 36 inches. -- Numbers, ∨ Quantities, commensurable in power, those whose squares are commensurable.


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