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Definition of "incommensurability" [in•com•men•su•ra•bil•i•ty]

  • The state or characteristic of being incommensurable. (noun)

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Use "incommensurability" in a sentence
  • "One of the knottiest dimensions of Berlin's pluralism is the idea of incommensurability, which has been open to diverging interpretations."
  • "Kant's thesis that rational agents have a dignity and not a price is often taken to be a thesis about a kind of incommensurability, as well."
  • "Hippasus of Metapontum, who was thought by many to have demonstrated this kind of incommensurability, is held by legend to have been drowned by the gods for revealing his discovery (Heath 1921, 154; von Fritz 1970, 407)."