Definitions for commensuratekəˈmɛn sər ɪt, -ʃər-
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com•men•su•ratekəˈmɛn sər ɪt, -ʃər-(adj.)
of equal extent or duration.
corresponding in amount, magnitude, or degree; proportionate:
a sentence commensurate with the crime.
Ref: commensurable (def. 2). 2
Origin of commensurate:
1635–45; < LL commēnsūrātus= L com-com - +mēnsūrātus, ptp. of mēnsūrāre to measure
corresponding in size or degree or extent
"pay should be commensurate with the time worked"
of a proportionate or similar measurable standard
If it is essential in our interests to maintain a quasi-permanent position of power on the Asian mainland as against the Chinese then we must be prepared to continue to pay the present cost in Vietnam indefinitely and to meet any escalation on the other side with at least a commensurate escalation of commitment of our own. - Report to the President on Southeast Asia-Vietnam by Senator Mike Mansfield, December 18, 1962
Origin: From com- + mensuro.
to reduce to a common measure
to proportionate; to adjust
having a common measure; commensurable; reducible to a common measure; as, commensurate quantities
equal in measure or extent; proportionate
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