The first meaning of immeasurable presented by the dictionary of the Royal Spanish Academy (RAE ) make reference to that which is not commensurable . The commensurable, in turn, is something that can be valued or measured.
He adjective immeasurable, therefore, allows us to refer to what results impossible to calculate or quantify . By extension, the concept is used to name what, so large, cannot be measured.
For example: “The importance of the young Nigerian player for the Portuguese team is immeasurable”, "The North American series achieved immeasurable success in recent months and continues to reap new viewers worldwide", “When it comes to defending a child, a woman can have immeasurable strength”.
When an item cannot be placed figure or a value, in short, it is mentioned as immeasurable, a term that derives from the Latin word incommensurabĭlis. Suppose that two brothers, after having no contact for twenty years, manage to meet again. They barely see each other, both merge into a hug. One of them, in this framework, ensures that he feels a immeasurable emotion : The feeling is so huge that it exceeds any type of valuation.
For the mathematics , immeasurability arises when there is no common unit of measure between two variables . In this way, two variables or magnitudes are immeasurable when there is no common factor for both.
Similarly, in the field of philosophy of science two theories are immeasurable if do not share theoretical language and, for that reason, they cannot be compared to each other.