from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- adj. Of the same size, extent, or duration as another.
- adj. Corresponding in size or degree; proportionate: a salary commensurate with my performance.
- adj. Measurable by a common standard; commensurable.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- adj. Of a proportionate or similar measurable standard.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- transitive v. To reduce to a common measure.
- transitive v. To proportionate; to adjust.
- adj. Having a common measure; commensurable; reducible to a common measure.
- adj. Equal in measure or extent; proportionate.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- To reduce to a common measure.
- To adapt; proportionate.
- Reducible to a common measure; commensurable.
- Of equal size; having the same boundaries.
- Corresponding in amount, degree, or magnitude; adequate; proportionate to the purpose, occasion, capacity, etc.: as, we find nothing in this life commensurate with our desires.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- adj. corresponding in size or degree or extent
Late Latin commēnsūrātus : Latin com-, com- + mēnsūrātus (from past participle of mēnsūrāre, to measure, from Latin mēnsūra, measure; see measure).(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From Latin com- ("together, with") + mēnsūrō ("measure; estimate"). (Wiktionary)