Word of the day: 1/23/15

Word: Commensurate

You pronounce it: [kuh-men-ser-it, -sher-]

Definition:

adjective

1) having the same measure; of equal extent or duration.
2) corresponding in amount, magnitude, or degree:
Your paycheck should be commensurate with the amount of time worked.
3) proportionate; adequate.
4) having a common measure; commensurable.

I heard it in class when the professor said,

Zadie Smith’s White Teeth and NW are both written with the same canon commensurate. They are both fighting against the traditional canon.

Use this word in a sentence today. Make it part of your dialogue. Have a wonderful Friday!

Works Cited:

http://dictionary.reference.com/browse/commensurate

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