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Definitions for comparable
ˈkɒm pər ə bəl or, sometimes, kəmˈpɛər-com·pa·ra·ble

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. comparable(adj)

    able to be compared or worthy of comparison

  2. comparable, corresponding, like(adj)

    conforming in every respect

    "boxes with corresponding dimensions"; "the like period of the preceding year"


  1. comparable(Noun)

    Something suitable for comparison

  2. comparable(Adjective)

    Able to be compared (to).

  3. comparable(Adjective)

    Similar (to); like.

  4. comparable(Adjective)

    Constituting a pair in a particular partial order.

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

  5. comparable(Adjective)

    Said of an adjective that can take the three degrees of comparison.

    "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.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Comparable(adj)

    capable of being compared; worthy of comparison

    Etymology: [L. comparabilis: cf. F. comparable.]

British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'comparable' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #4674

  2. Adjectives Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'comparable' in Adjectives Frequency: #638

How to pronounce comparable?

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How to say comparable in sign language?

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of comparable in Chaldean Numerology is: 9

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of comparable in Pythagorean Numerology is: 5

Examples of comparable in a Sentence

  1. Francis Bacon:

    No pleasure is comparable to the standing upon the vantage ground of Truth.

  2. Thomas Mote:

    It is comparable to some spikes we saw in June of 2012.

  3. Hans Joachim Schellnhuber:

    It would be perhaps comparable to what the United States did in the Second World War - they changed their economy to producing tanks rather than automobiles.

  4. Edward Hoagland:

    To relive the relationship between owner and slave we can consider how we treat our cars and dogs -- a dog exercising a somewhat similar leverage on our mercies and an automobile being comparable in value to a slave in those days.

  5. Daniel Silver:

    We had been expecting a move up like this because we thought that temporary auto plant shutdowns would lead to more initial claims filings during the week ending June 30 than normal for comparable weeks in recent years, we think that the temporary plant closures, which usually are on and off for about a month in the weeks around July 4, are likely generating noise in the claims data now, so we do not think that the increase in claims over the past two weeks is an especially negative sign for the labor market.

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