Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • adjective Of the same size, extent, or duration as another.
  • adjective Corresponding in size or degree; proportionate.
  • adjective Measurable by a common standard; commensurable.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • 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 the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • transitive verb To reduce to a common measure.
  • transitive verb To proportionate; to adjust.
  • adjective Having a common measure; commensurable; reducible to a common measure.
  • adjective Equal in measure or extent; proportionate.

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  • adjective Of a proportionate or similar measurable standard.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adjective corresponding in size or degree or extent

Etymologies

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

[Late Latin commēnsūrātus : Latin com-, com- + mēnsūrātus (from past participle of mēnsūrāre, to measure, from Latin mēnsūra, measure; see measure).]

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From Latin com- ("together, with") + mēnsūrō ("measure; estimate").

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  • "... face to face for the last time in history with something commensurate to his capacity for wonder."

    January 2, 2008

  • adjective: to be in proportion or corresponding in degree or amount

    The convicted felon’s life sentence was commensurate with the heinousness of his crime.

    October 11, 2016