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commensurable

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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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Buridan elsewhere draws a distinction between two different modes of inherence which helps to clarify how one thing can be said to inhere commensurably in another.
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In addition, we expect the allowance for loan losses, the capital base, and earnings performance to grow commensurably with the organization's changing risk profile Sovereign, a thrift holding company, was incorporated in 1987.
Per share results increased commensurably, as the number of shares outstanding remained virtually unchanged from the second quarter.
Our per share results increased commensurably as the number of shares outstanding remained virtually unchanged from the first quarter.
With moderate and sustainable revenue growth, earnings growth should follow commensurably.
We intend to implement incentive plans for key sales positions that will reward employees commensurably for increasing sales and growing revenues in our competitive marketplace," Johnson said.
Therefore, as sales volumes have increased and prices have declined, the volume of pirated units have nearly commensurably risen.
We're obviously excited by the interest Apple and, commensurably, corporate America, has in the kind of custom Internet and Intranet development Marionet allows.
However, the efforts made in pursuit of financial stabilization have not yet been commensurably matched by structural reforms: production has fallen in the industrial sector, with the largest declines concentrated in heavy industry; large interenterprise arrears have accumulated in the state enterprise sector, and the balance of payments remains under pressure, primarily as a result of higher prices for imported energy.
With SegWay, network managers can easily balance the network load, thereby making more efficient use of network capacity, and commensurably reducing costs.