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Word: commensurate

Definition: equal in extent; of the same size


Sentences Containing 'commensurate'

As time passes, in standard b-trees, index blocks for lower values end up containing few values, with a commensurate increase in unused space, referred to as "rot".
Each of them is commensurate with division of old textile factory – preliminary treatment mill, weaving mill and finishing mill.
First, the University never achieved a level of enrollment that was commensurate to its financial backing by the legislature.
Reporters Without Borders denounced the fine as "risible", saying it was "not commensurate with the gravity of the crime", and that such a small fine for an assault on a journalist risked pushing other journalists to censor themselves rather than criticise politicians.
The consumption of alcohol increased from the mid-1960s to the early 1980s when it began to decline until it reached a consumption level commensurate with 1961 in 2003.
The size of the receipts is commensurate with the quality of the show, and there is great incentive to excel.
Therefore, even if one were to assume, theoretically, that your assertions about marijuana's potential for abuse were correct (i.e., that marijuana had some potential for abuse but less than the "high potential for abuse" commensurate with schedules I and II), marijuana would not meet the criteria for placement in schedules III through V since it has no currently accepted medical use in treatment in the United States—a determination that is reaffirmed by HHS in the attached medical and scientific evaluation.
These penalties are sufficiently stringent and commensurate with those prescribed for other serious crimes, such as rape.
Yet, these jobs rarely offer wages commensurate to their requirements for education and skill.
``There was evidently a severe struggle in the mind of Caderousse; it was plain that the small shagreen case, which he turned over and over in his hand, did not seem to him commensurate in value to the enormous sum which fascinated his gaze.

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