[ kom-per-uh-buhl or, sometimes, kuhm-pair- ]
/ ˈkɒm pər ə bəl or, sometimes, kəmˈpɛər- /
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.
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Origin of comparable
com·pa·ra·bil·i·ty, com·pa·ra·ble·ness, nouncom·pa·ra·bly, adverbin·ter·com·pa·ra·ble, adjectiveun·com·pa·ra·ble, adjective
un·com·pa·ra·ble·ness, nounun·com·pa·ra·bly, adverb
Can be confusedcomparable comparative
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British Dictionary definitions for comparability
/ (ˈkɒmpərəbəl) /
worthy of comparison
able to be compared (with)
Derived Formscomparability or comparableness, nouncomparably, adverb
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Word Origin and History for comparability
early 15c., from Middle French comparable, from Latin comparabilis "capable of comparison," from comparare (see comparison). Related: Comparably; comparability.
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