incommensurable

[ in-kuh-men-ser-uh-buh l, -sher- ]SEE DEFINITION OF incommensurable

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But that the Diagony is incommensurable unto the side it is the 116 p x.

Life introduces something indeterminate and incommensurable.

Hats are, in their physical aspects, incommensurable with wheat.

This includes the incommensurable case, but this case may be omitted.

His ideal is the extraordinary, the gigantic, the overwhelming, the incommensurable.

The incommensurable of Pythagoras and the paradoxes of Zeno present the "no thoroughfares" of ancient mathematical thought.

It is an incommensurable number which to five decimal places is equal to 2.71828.

The new gods thus far were not incommensurable with the old ones.

The two things are not merely different, they are incommensurable.

Lastly, the Pythagoreans discovered the existence of incommensurable lines, or of irrationals.

WORD ORIGIN

1550s, from Middle French incommensurable or directly from Medieval Latin incommensurabilis, from in- "not, opposite of, without" (see in- (1)) + Late Latin commensurabilis, from Latin com- "with" + mensurabilis "measurable," from mensurare "to measure" (see measure (v.)). Related: Incommensurably.

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