comparable

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adjective com·pa·ra·ble \ˈkäm-p(ə-)rə-bəl also kəm-ˈpa-rə-bəl, -ˈper-ə-\

Definition of comparable

  1. 1 :  capable of or suitable for comparison The situations are not at all comparable.

  2. 2 :  similar, like fabrics of comparable quality The two houses are comparable in size.

comparableness

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comparably

play \-blē\ adverb

Examples of comparable in a sentence

  1. two comparable selections that are hard to choose between

Origin and Etymology of comparable

see 1compare


First Known Use: 15th century


COMPARABLE Defined for English Language Learners

comparable

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adjective com·pa·ra·ble \ˈkäm-p(ə-)rə-bəl also kəm-ˈpa-rə-bəl, -ˈper-ə-\

Definition of comparable for English Language Learners

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


COMPARABLE Defined for Kids

comparable

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adjective com·pa·ra·ble \ˈkäm-pə-rə-bəl, -prə-bəl\

Definition of comparable for Students

  1. :  being similar or about the same Every member of the group is comparable in age.



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