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comparable definition

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This page has 10 definitions of comparable with English translations in 6 languages. Comparable is an adjective and noun. Examples of how to use comparable in a sentence are shown. Also define these 0 related words and terms: .

English comparable definition

Etymology

From Middle French comparable, from Latin comparābilis.

Pronunciation

Adjective

comparable (comparative more comparable, superlative most comparable)

  1. (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.
  2. (often with to) Similar (to); like.
  3. (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.
  4. (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.

Usage notes

The pronunciation /ˈkɒmp(ə)ɹəbl̩/ is never realized with sense 4.

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Noun

comparable (plural comparables)

  1. Something suitable for comparison.
    • 2009, January 2, “Fred A. Bernstein”, in Catskill Home Prices: How Low Will They Go?[1]:
      And the appraiser said he couldn't come up with comparables, because there hadn't been any sales nearby in several months.

Asturian comparable definition

Etymology

From Latin comparābilis.

Adjective

comparable (epicene, plural comparables)

  1. comparable

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Catalan comparable definition

Etymology

From Latin comparābilis.

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Adjective

comparable (masculine and feminine plural comparables)

  1. comparable
    Antonym: incomparable

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French comparable definition

Etymology

From Latin comparābilis.

Pronunciation

Adjective

comparable (plural comparables)

  1. comparable (suitable to be compared)

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Galician comparable definition

Alternative forms

Etymology

From Latin comparābilis.

Adjective

comparable m or f (plural comparables)

  1. comparable

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Spanish comparable definition

Etymology

From Latin comparābilis.

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /kompaˈɾable/, [kõm.paˈɾa.β̞le]

Adjective

comparable (plural comparables)

  1. comparable
    Antonym: incomparable

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