Definition of comparable adjective from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



BrE BrE//ˈkɒmpərəbl//
; NAmE NAmE//ˈkɑːmpərəbl//
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comparable (to/with somebody/something) similar to somebody/something else and able to be compared A comparable house in the south of the city would cost twice as much. The situation in the US is not directly comparable to that in the UK. Inflation is now at a rate comparable with that in other European countries. Word Originlate Middle English: from Old French, from Latin comparabilis, from the verb comparare, from compar ‘like, equal’, from com- ‘with’ + par ‘equal’.Extra examples Its brain is closely comparable to the brain of a chimpanzee. No other country at that time had an organized public opinion remotely comparable to Britain’s. The earthquake was comparable with others in recent years. The regional variation in Australian accent is not in any way comparable to that found in the UK or US. The two machines are comparable in size. There are no other scanners even remotely comparable to this in terms of quality of image produced. a job comparable to mine
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