Definition of Comparable

1. Adjective. Able to be compared or worthy of comparison.

Similar to: Comparable With, Comparable To
Also: Equal, Parallel
Derivative terms: Comparability
Antonyms: Incomparable

2. Adjective. Conforming in every respect. "The like period of the preceding year"
Exact synonyms: Corresponding, Like
Similar to: Same
Derivative terms: Likeness

Definition of Comparable

1. a. Capable of being compared; worthy of comparison.

Definition of Comparable

1. Adjective. (context: often with ''to'') Able to be compared (to). ¹

2. Adjective. (context: often with ''to'') Similar (to); like. ¹

3. Adjective. (mathematics) Constituting a pair in a particular partial order. ¹

4. Adjective. (grammar) Said of an adjective that can take the three degrees of comparison. ¹

5. Noun. Something suitable for comparison ¹

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Definition of Comparable

1. [adj]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Comparable

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company name
company operator
company seal
company seals
company sergeant major
company store
company time
company town
company union
comparable (current term)
comparable function
comparable functions
comparable to(p)
comparable with(p)
comparable worth

Literary usage of Comparable

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1. Science by American Association for the Advancement of Science (1905)
"My theory, stated briefly, is this: The egg with the three polar bodies constitutes a generation comparable with the female gametophyte in plants ..."

2. The Origin of Species by Means of Natural Selection: Or, The Preservation of by Charles Darwin (1889)
"Instincts comparable with habits, but different in their origin— Instincts graduated—Aphides and ants—Instincts variable- Domestic instincts, ..."

3. The Confessions of S. Augustine: Book I-X. by Augustine (1886)
"CHAPTER V. He throws aside Holy Scripture as being too simple, and by no means comparable with Cicero for dignity. I BEGAN then to turn my mind to the Holy ..."

4. Psychology, General Introduction by Charles Hubbard Judd (1917)
"... of looking up will furnish the strongest evidence of the difference between impulse and voluntary control. Impulse comparable to involuntary attention ..."

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