/kom"peuhr euh beuhl/ or, sometimes, /keuhm pair"-/, adj.1. capable of being compared; having features in common with something else to permit or suggest comparison: He considered the Roman and British empires to be comparable.2. worthy of comparison: shops comparable to those on Fifth Avenue.3. usable for comparison; similar: We have no comparable data on Russian farming.[1375-1425; late ME < L comparabilis, equiv. to compara(re) to COMPARE + -bilis -BLE]Syn. 1. like, equal, equivalent, similar.
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