[kom-per-uh-buhl or, sometimes, kuhm-pair-]
- 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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Related Words for comparabilitycomparison, closeness, coincidence, affinity, parallel, kinship, resemblance, relationship, connection, harmony, analogy, correlation, sameness, observation, similarity, testing, juxtaposition, relation, identification, example
- worthy of comparison
- able to be compared (with)
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012
early 15c., from Middle French comparable, from Latin comparabilis "capable of comparison," from comparare (see comparison). Related: Comparably; comparability.
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