- 1(Of a person or thing) able to be likened to another; similar: flaked stone and bone tools comparable to Neanderthal man’s toolsMore example sentences
- Why religious affiliation should be comparable to ethnic origin escapes me, however.
- His record in work that is comparable to what's on offer here is decidedly more mixed.
- It was a large wooden fort comparable to Disney's Magic Castle of today.
- 1.1Of equivalent quality; worthy of comparison: nobody is comparable with this athleteMore example sentences
- I was expecting quality comparable with a DVD or Sky Digital, which we had in the UK.
- Bad mistake, comparable with that of the citizens of Troy who thought they were getting that horse as a bargain too.
- The team now aim to improve the quality of the tissue grown in the lab, to make it more comparable with that of a young animal.
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- It was of special importance that staff in each section be counted in a uniform manner to ensure comparability of results.
- If more than one person is to carry out the fieldwork, in order to ensure a modicum of comparability of interviewing style, it is likely that semi-structured interviewing will be preferred.
- It also wants transparency and comparability on prices with all service providers required to publish average monthly cost to low, medium and high-end users.
late Middle English: from Old French, from Latin comparabilis, from the verb comparare (see compare).
The correct pronunciation in standard English is with the stress on the first syllable rather than the second: comparable, not comparable.