- not commensurable; having no common basis, measure, or standard of comparison.
- utterly disproportionate.
- Mathematics. (of two or more quantities) having no common measure.
- something that is incommensurable.
- Mathematics. one of two or more incommensurable quantities.
- incapable of being judged, measured, or considered comparatively
- (postpositive foll by with) not in accordance; incommensurate
- (of two numbers) having an irrational ratio
- not having units of the same dimension
- unrelated to another measurement by integral multiples
- something incommensurable
1550s, from Middle French incommensurable or directly from Medieval Latin incommensurabilis, from in- “not, opposite of, without” (see in- (1)) + Late Latin commensurabilis, from Latin com- “with” + mensurabilis “measurable,” from mensurare “to measure” (see measure (v.)). Related: Incommensurably.