Definitions for: Commensurate


[adj] corresponding in size or degree or extent; "pay should be commensurate with the time worked"



Webster (1913) Definition: 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. --Tillotson.

Synonyms: coextensive, commensurable, conterminous, corresponding, coterminous, in proportion to, proportionate

Antonyms: incommensurate

See Also: equal

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