adjective \ˈkäm-p(ə-)rə-bəl also kəm-ˈpa-rə-bəl, -ˈper-ə-\

—used to say that two or more things are very similar and can be compared to each other

Full Definition of COMPARABLE

:  capable of or suitable for comparison
:  similar, like <fabrics of comparable quality>
com·pa·ra·ble·ness noun
com·pa·ra·bly \-blē\ adverb

Examples of COMPARABLE

  1. <two comparable selections that are hard to choose between>

First Known Use of COMPARABLE

15th century


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