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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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viewed as a real harm, the loss of goods commensurable with money might
Also, it is important to consider that what doubles experience in the different positions they occupy across the cosmos is not commensurable as subjective creations emerging from a literary imagination, but are best described as actual events.
A thinking of world literature that emphasizes multiple, potentially opposed centers has the potential to remind readers that not all texts need to be made commensurable with local experience, however economically powerful it may be, while recognizing the impact of broader cultural and political circumstances.
Two positive kinds of value are commensurable in the sense relevant here if and only if some positive amount of one exceeds some positive amount of the other.
On the other hand, when those competing polls' attributes are modeled out in a single equation in a statistically significant manner, the component polls largely converge to the same results, laying the foundation for a more commensurable comparative platform and paving the way for more reliable and explainable outcomes.
He details the background of an ideal language that apparently existed: the original language of Adam--the first utterances--in the book of Genesis of the Hebrew Bible--and, no doubt a commensurable language.
First lemma: "If the falsehood of testimony on behalf of an alleged miraculous event is not 'more miraculous' than the event itself, then it is not rational to believe in the occurrence of that event on the basis of that testimony." Second lemma: "The falsehood of testimony on behalf of an alleged miraculous event of a religious nature is not 'more miraculous' than the event itself." Hume devotes Part I of "Of Miracles" to arguing for the first lemma and making the lemma intelligible by showing that testimony is commensurable with experience that supports a candidate for a law of nature.
Commensurable with the Deweyan idea that democratic experience is socially enacted, Ubuntu as a manifestation of human interdependence and dignified co-existence was understood and enacted to prevent the possibility of a human tragedy associated with a violent post-apartheid revolution.
Adding the ingredient of positivism, these characteristics make of human a knower of his reality, an observer that can subtract himself of the reality he lives in in order to comprehend, make sense of it in a commensurable way, because reality is out there, separated from the observer.
We also seek to secure employment conditions, prerequisites and dues as well as the post services dues that commensurable with the socio-economic changes.
The main conclusion presented by Alumae was the following: for the solution of such a problem the separation of a general stress state into a membrane state and boundary effects is possible (i) if a period of the change of loading is longer or commensurable with the time during which an elastic wave passes the distance equal to the radius of the middle surface, and (ii) if the aim is only determination of maximal displacements and stresses.