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  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Commensurable  \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  numbers}  or  {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. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  commensurable 
  adj  :  able  to  be  measured  by  a  common  standard;  "hours  and  minutes 
  are  commensurable" 




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