- The definition of comparable is two or more people or things that are similar to each other.
The effect that acetaminophen and ibuprofen have on headaches is an example of comparable.
- that can be compared
- worthy of comparison
Origin: Middle English and amp; Old French ; from Classical Latin comparabilis
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- Admitting of comparison with another or others: “The satellite revolution is comparable to Gutenberg's invention of movable type” (Irvin Molotsky).
- Similar or equivalent: pianists of comparable ability.
- comˌpa·ra·bilˈi·ty, comˈpa·ra·ble·ness noun
- comˈpa·ra·bly adverb