Definition of incommensurate in English:


Syllabification: in·com·men·su·rate
Pronunciation: /ˌinkəˈmensərit, -SHə-


  • 1 [predic.] (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.



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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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