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  1. The property of being incommensurable.


the property of being incommensurable

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Generally, two quantities are commensurable if both can be measured in the same units. For example, a distance measured in miles and a quantity of water measured in gallons are incommensurable (thus stressing the point that they cannot rationally be compared). A time measured in weeks and a time measured in minutes are commensurable because a week is a constant number of minutes (10080), so that one can convert between the two units by multiplying or dividing by 10080.
incommensurability in German: Inkommensurabilität
incommensurability in French: Commensurabilité
incommensurability in Simple English: Incommensurability
incommensurability in Swedish: Inkommensurabilitet
incommensurability in Chinese: 可公度性
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