Definition of comparable in English:

comparable

Line breaks: com¦par|able
Pronunciation: /ˈkɒmp(ə)rəb(ə)l
 
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adjective

Derivatives

comparability

Pronunciation: /-ˈbɪlɪti/
noun
More example sentences
  • 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.

Origin

late Middle English: from Old French, from Latin comparabilis, from the verb comparare (see compare).

Usage

Although the correct pronunciation in standard English is with the stress on the first syllable rather than the second (comparable), an alternative pronunciation with the stress on the second syllable (comparable) is gaining in currency.

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