comparable

[ kom-per-uh-buhl or, sometimes, kuhm-pair- ]
/ ˈkɒm pər ə bəl or, sometimes, kəmˈpɛər- /
See synonyms for: comparable / comparability / comparableness / comparably on Thesaurus.com

adjective

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

1375–1425; late Middle English <Latin comparābilis, equivalent to comparā(re) to compare + -bilis-ble

OTHER WORDS FROM comparable

WORDS THAT MAY BE CONFUSED WITH comparable

comparable , comparative
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British Dictionary definitions for comparable

comparable
/ (ˈkɒmpərəbəl) /

adjective

worthy of comparison
able to be compared (with)

Derived forms of comparable

comparability or comparableness, nouncomparably, adverb
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