- capable of being compared; having features in common with something else to permit or suggest comparison: He considered the Roman and British empires to be comparable.
- worthy of comparison: shops comparable to those on Fifth Avenue.
- usable for comparison; similar: We have no comparable data on Russian farming.
Origin of comparable
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Examples from the Web for comparable
But there is no comparable official to oversee efforts for freeing civilian hostages.Did U.S. Policy Get Luke Somers Killed?
December 6, 2014
The income of a software engineering intern at Facebook is comparable, with monthly incomes of over $6,500.Silicon Valley Interns Make a Service Worker’s Yearly Salary In Three Months
November 25, 2014
The observable Universe contains around 100 billion large galaxies and a comparable number of supermassive black holes.The Black Hole Tango
Matthew R. Francis
November 24, 2014
We think video can be comparable to the best of the printed media,” Paik said, “and can be just as influential.American Dreams: Did William Gibson’s ‘Neuromancer’ Blueprint Our Reality?
October 5, 2014
In fact, they often bear lower interest rates than comparable non-green bonds, meaning they are a better credit risk.The Bond Market Goes Green
The Daily Beast
May 27, 2014
No device of the trigger class is comparable with this in delicacy.
His work is comparable only in greatness with that of Tolstoi.A Zola Dictionary
J. G. Patterson
There is no phenomenon in the ether that is comparable with this.The Machinery of the Universe
Amos Emerson Dolbear
Rose Mary herself as a creation is not comparable with Helen.Recollections of Dante Gabriel Rossetti
T. Hall Caine
And yet what thing else may a man call his own is comparable to this one best possession!The Memorabilia
- worthy of comparison
- able to be compared (with)
Word Origin and History for comparable
early 15c., from Middle French comparable, from Latin comparabilis "capable of comparison," from comparare (see comparison). Related: Comparably; comparability.