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incommensurable

Maths
a. (of two numbers) having an irrational ratio
b. not having units of the same dimension
c. unrelated to another measurement by integral multiples
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It is an important part of my argument, however, that they are not incommensurably distinct approaches.
As the real numbers are incommensurably richer than mere rationales, so, too, capital justice, requiring nonrational emotion cannot be exhausted by written rules of law.
his former state was incommensurably other, Burroughs in effect asserts
On the one hand, there was great potential for a strengthening of the position of women authors, while, on the other, there appeared to be an ideological backlash against gender equality due to the discursive construction of women as incommensurably different.
72) Christ's incommensurably terrible suffering on the Cross, of which the blood stands as a synecdoche, allows for infinite grace.
Rotation velocities in macro-processes are incommensurably small in comparison with rotations of atoms and particles.
Each staggers under the professional burden of a discourse without rankable values, the Babel-effect of a secular religion gone wrong on both truth and beauty, and whose acolytes, cheerless in their alternate fits of denial and despair, discourse incommensurably even with each other, let alone with an increasingly indifferent world.
social movements are especially exposed and obligated on this scene, we are not incommensurably different in having to examine critically our own position within a larger system of power relations.
T]here are many basic forms of human good, all equally or incommensurably basic and none reducible to any or all of the others; none of them is attainable by any one choice or finite set of choices; to commit oneself to one course of action, project, commitment, even life-plan, is to turn one's back on perhaps countless other opportunities of worthwhile action, project, commitment, life.
Today, anyone with a basic knowledge of science would acknowledge both, but years ago one theory clashed incommensurably with the other.