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commensurable

Maths
a. having a common factor
b. having units of the same dimensions and being related by whole numbers

commensurable

(kŏ-men -shŭ-ră-băl) Denoting orbital periods that are in rational proportion, i.e. in which one is a simple fraction (one-half, one-quarter, two-thirds, etc.) of the other. The condition is described as a commensurability. It is observed, for instance, between the orbital periods of planets (e.g. Neptune : Pluto is 2:3), and satellites (e.g. Io : Europa is 1:2). Commensurabilities arise from the effects of resonance.
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Through utilizing a C/I perspective and relying on an organic worldview, this research proposes that points of divergence reflect incommensurabilities while points of convergence reflect commensurability in communication.
As is true for any meta-analysis, one of the threats to validity of the findings presented here is the issue of data commensurability.
Studying the strong demands imposing element of procedural autonomy law should not thus be restricted to explicit comments on adequacy of commensurability.
A teoria do flogisto e um exemplo bastante explorado por Kuhn em seu texto Commensurability, Comparability communicability, no qual lemos:
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But commensurability of doctrinal content is only part of the problem.
Courtly Encounters admirably shows the relevance of producing commensurability, provides rich detail, and makes numerous lucid observations--yet it also leaves the reader with hesitations and questions.
Further, even if language reflects the patterning that is supposed to exist between external objects (independent realities), there is no way in which we can demonstrate the commensurability of the reflection.
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Comparative philosophy examines the question of methodological commensurability--whether the questions of one philosophical tradition can be understood in terms of another--and metaphysical and epistemological commensurability, say for example, China's "wisdom" literature versus Western style argumentation that pertains to the very nature of philosophical inquiry (Wong, 2011).