Incommensurability



[in-kuh-men-ser-uh-buh l, -sher-] /ˌɪn kəˈmɛn sər ə bəl, -ʃər-/

adjective
1.
not commensurable; having no common basis, measure, or standard of comparison.
2.
utterly disproportionate.
3.
Mathematics. (of two or more quantities) having no common measure.
noun
4.
something that is incommensurable.
5.
Mathematics. one of two or more incommensurable quantities.
/ˌɪnkəˈmɛnʃərəbəl/
adjective
1.
incapable of being judged, measured, or considered comparatively
2.
(postpositive) foll by with. not in accordance; incommensurate
3.
(maths)

noun
4.
something incommensurable
n.

1560s; see incommensurable + -ity.
adj.

1550s, from Middle French incommensurable or directly from Medieval Latin incommensurabilis, from in- “not, opposite of, without” (see in- (1)) + Late Latin commensurabilis, from Latin com- “with” + mensurabilis “measurable,” from mensurare “to measure” (see measure (v.)). Related: Incommensurably.

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