Definition of incommensurate in English:


Line breaks: in|com¦men¦sur|ate
Pronunciation: /ˌɪnkəˈmɛnʃ(ə)rət
, -sjə-/


  • 1 (incommensurate with) Out of keeping or proportion with: man’s influence on the earth’s surface seems incommensurate with his scale
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    • Whatever the motive, it is clear the response is incommensurate with the threat,
    • In many cities and towns, residents complain regularly about high bills that are incommensurate with their consumption.
    • The portrait of the men as fun-loving rogues is incommensurate with their despicable actions.
    out of proportion to, not in proportion to, disproportionate to, relatively too large/small for, not appropriate for; out of keeping with, at odds with; insufficient, inadequate; excessive, inordinate, unreasonable, uncalled for, undue, unfair



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  • The structure is incommensurately modulated, a rare case for elemental solids.
  • Electron microscopy study of the incommensurately modulated structure of ankangite.


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  • The specific character of a religious tradition helps us understand the incommensurateness of religious traditions.
  • Both the dimension of the incommensurateness and the nature of the surface boundary conditions are found to play an important role in determining whether or not surface phasons exist.
  • The human being, alone among the creatures, experiences ‘the utter incommensurateness and the unsatisfying qualities of the things around us’.

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