- 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 comparably
A third category of chemical weapon is comparably savage—the nerve-gas agents.Sarin, Nitrogen Mustard, Cyanide & More: All About Chemical Weapons
August 26, 2013
Jump forward some decades and the number of ebook designers is comparably small.Do Tablet Apps and Ebooks Spell the End of Pop-Up Books?
January 20, 2012
Even tobacco and liquor were present in comparably liberal quantities.Gone Fishing
James H. Schmitz
The gentry society was, therefore, a comparably stable society with little upward social mobility but with some downward mobility.A history of China., [3d ed. rev. and enl.]
We cannot apprehend an object as sublime while we apprehend it as comparably, measurably, or finitely great.Oxford Lectures on Poetry
Andrew Cecil Bradley
Not comparably to your ladyship; you are the very Cynthia of the skies, and queen of stars.The Comedies of William Congreve
Unlike the peoples of the great Asiatic and European folk-wanderings, they found no comparably developed peoples to bar their way.The Coming of Coal
Robert W. Bruere
- worthy of comparison
- able to be compared (with)
Word Origin and History for comparably
early 15c., from Middle French comparable, from Latin comparabilis "capable of comparison," from comparare (see comparison). Related: Comparably; comparability.