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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

com•men•su•ratekəˈmɛn sər ɪt, -ʃər-(adj.)

  1. of equal extent or duration.

  2. corresponding in amount, magnitude, or degree; proportionate:

    a sentence commensurate with the crime.

  3. Ref: commensurable (def. 2). 2

Origin of commensurate:

1635–45; < LL commēnsūrātus= L com-com - +mēnsūrātus, ptp. of mēnsūrāre to measure

com•men`su•ra′tion-ˈreɪ ʃən(n.)

Princeton's WordNet

  1. commensurate(adj)

    corresponding in size or degree or extent

    "pay should be commensurate with the time worked"

Wiktionary

  1. commensurate(Adjective)

    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

  2. Origin: From com- + mensuro.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Commensurate(verb)

    to reduce to a common measure

  2. Commensurate(verb)

    to proportionate; to adjust

  3. Commensurate(adj)

    having a common measure; commensurable; reducible to a common measure; as, commensurate quantities

  4. Commensurate(adj)

    equal in measure or extent; proportionate


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