Commensurable numbersor quantities(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, or Quantities, commensurable in power, those whose squares are commensurable.

(Com*men"su*ra*bly) adv. In a commensurable manner; so as to be commensurable.

(Com*men"su*rate) v. t. [imp. & p. p. Commensurated; p. pr. & vb. n. Commensurating.] [Pref. com- + mensurate.]

1. To reduce to a common measure. Sir T. Browne.

2. To proportionate; to adjust. T. Puller

(Com*men"su*rate) a.

1. Having a common measure; commensurable; reducible to a common measure; as, commensurate quantities.

2. Equal in measure or extent; proportionate.

Those who are persuaded that they shall continue forever, can not choose but aspire after a happiness commensurate to their duration.

(Com*men"su*rate*ly), adv.

1. In a commensurate manner; so as to be equal or proportionate; adequately.

2. With equal measure or extent. Goodwin.

(Com*men"su*rate*ness), n. The state or quality of being commensurate. Foster.

(Com*men`su*ra"tion) n. [Cf. F. commensuration.] The act of commensurating; the state of being commensurate.

All fitness lies in a particular commensuration, or proportion of one thing to another.

(Com"ment) v. i. [imp. & p. p. Commented; p. pr. & vb. n. Commenting.] [F. commenter, L. commentari to meditate upon, explain, v. intens. of comminisci, commentus, to reflect upon, invent; com- + the root of meminisse to remember, mens mind. See Mind.] To make remarks, observations, or criticism; especially, to write notes on the works of an author, with a view to illustrate his meaning, or to explain particular passages; to write annotations; — often followed by on or upon.

A physician to comment on your malady.

Critics . . . proceed to comment on him.

I must translate and comment.

(Com"ment), v. t. To comment on. [Archaic.] Fuller.

(Com"ment), n. [Cf. OF. comment.]

(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.

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