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commensurate [ kə'menʃərit] adj.同样大小的,相称的

@@@ 比例, 相称
account for 1.解释, 说明
2.(在数量、比例方面)占
commensurate with 和...相称
in proportion to 与...成比例; 与...相称
out of proportion to 与...不成比例
out of proportion 不成比例; 不相称; 过分
scale up 按比例增加, 相应提高

commensurate a.同量的

{adj: commensurate} corresponding in size or degree or extent
"pay should be commensurate with the time worked"
<-> incommensurate

{adj: incommensurate} (often followed by `with') not corresponding in size or degree or extent
"a reward incommensurate with his effort"
<-> commensurate

{n: law of the land} a phrase used in the Magna Carta to refer to the then established law of the kingdom (as distinct from Roman or civil law); today it refers to fundamental principles of justice commensurate with due process
"the United States Constitution declares itself to be `the supreme law of the land'"

Congresswoman Pelosi says the president must work with other countries to ensure that dangerous materials do not fall into terrorist hands. "The greatest threat to our homeland security is the tons of biological, chemical, and even nuclear materials that are unaccounted for or unguarded. The president says the right words about the threat but has failed to take action commensurate with it," she said.
佩洛西众议员说,布什总统必须跟其它国家合作,以便确保危险材料不会落入恐怖分子之手。佩洛西众议员说:“我们的国土安全面临的最大威胁是那些至今没有清点或保护的成吨的生物、化学跟核材料。总统说的有关威胁的话是对的,但是,他没有言行一致对付威胁。”


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