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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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DFAS regions' inflation-corrected expenditures on civilian labor have not fallen commensurably with figure 7's decline.
The contingency is "real and significant" only if there is a high probability that total distributions under the annuity contract will increase commensurably with the longevity of the individual over whose life the distributions are to be made.
During the third quarter of 1997, many buyers had been predicting a fall in world tea prices, expecting the effects of El Nino to diminish and give way to normal crop levels late in the year, and commensurably lower prices.
For this reason, the elderly need to spend much more on health than the young, but in most cases their income does not rise commensurably.
Negotiations became more centralized and the issues being dealt with commensurably more complex.
Agreement has been reached in the Veterans Administration-Housing and Urban Development and Independent Agencies Appropriations bill that includes provisions to enact changes in the Section 8 program by marking rents to market and reducing project-based debt obligations commensurably.
In August 1990 Soeharto argued that Indonesia's strong economy would lead to a commensurably robust role in foreign affairs and regional influence.
commensurably blacks were believed to be acquiring a status of supremacy'.
Taiwan's financial system has thus grown commensurably with its economy.
Oldsmobile will go Chevy one better in terms of both standard and optional features, at a commensurably higher price.
Most importantly, they also became ravenous for capital while the risks grew commensurably.
Commensurably, "the law is a rhetorical system" (77) by means of which we must persuade others, in line with a communication paradigm that posits a process of senders transmitting a message through a medium to a receiver.