Comparable meaning

kŏmpər-ə-bəl, -prə-bəl
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.

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Admitting of comparison with another or others.
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Similar or equivalent.

Pianists of comparable ability.

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That can be compared.
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Worthy of comparison.
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(often with to) Able to be compared (to).

An elephant is comparable in size to a double-decker bus. You can't say that robbing a bank is like pickpocketing. The two are just not comparable.

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(often with to) Similar (to); like.
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(mathematics) Constituting a pair in a particular partial order.

Six and forty-two are comparable in the divides order, but six and nine are not.

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(grammar) Said of an adjective that has a comparative and superlative form.

"Big" is a comparable adjective, since it can take the forms "bigger" and "biggest"; but "unique" is not comparable, except in disputed, but common, usage.

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Something suitable for comparison.
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Origin of comparable

  • From Middle French comparable.

    From Wiktionary