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in·com·men·su·rate

incommensurate

 
pronunciation:
In k men sh riht [or] In k men s riht
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Word Combinations (adjective), Word Parts
part of speech: adjective
definition 1: not fitting, adequate, or proportionate.
He felt his salary was incommensurate with his responsibilities.
definition 2: lacking a common basis of comparison.
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adverb + (adj.)incommensurate often, wholly, wildly
(adj.)incommensurate + noun accounting, anthropologist, coolness, enormity, instability, lattice, locality, measure, output, paradigm, revelation, sluggishness, theory
derivations: incommensurately (adv.), incommensurateness (n.)
Word Parts  About this feature
The word incommensurate contains the following part:
in-2 Latin prefix that means not, without
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The prefix in-2 occurs in Latin loanwords and attaches to Latinate bases. The bases of most words prefixed with in-2 are independent adjectives (inadvertent , incognizant ), although the base adjective may no longer be in widespread use (as with incessant ). Exceptions include iniquitous and indignant . -in2 has multiple forms, as the 'n' sound in in-2 assimilates to the initial sound of the base to which it is attached. See the assimilated forms ig-, il-2, im-2, and ir-2.