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incommensurable Meaning, Definition & Usage

  1. adjective satellite impossible to measure or compare in value or size or excellence
  2. adjective satellite not having a common factor

In`com*men"su*ra*ble adjective
Pref. in- not + commensurable: cf. F. incommensurable.
  1. Not commensurable; having no common measure or standard of comparison; as, quantities are incommensurable when no third quantity can be found that is an aliquot part of both; the side and diagonal of a square are incommensurable with each other; the diameter and circumference of a circle are incommensurable.
    They are quantities incommensurable. Burke.
    -- In`com*men"su*ra*ble*ness, n. -- In`com*men"su*ra*bly, adv.
In`com*men"su*ra*ble noun
  1. One of two or more quantities which have no common measure.

Webster 1913

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