Comparability



[kom-per-uh-buh l or, sometimes, kuh m-pair-] /ˈkɒm pər ə bəl or, sometimes, kəmˈpɛər-/

adjective
1.
capable of being ; having features in common with something else to permit or suggest :
He considered the Roman and British empires to be comparable.
2.
worthy of :
shops comparable to those on Fifth Avenue.
3.
usable for ; similar:
We have no comparable data on Russian farming.
/ˈkɒmpərəbəl/
adjective
1.
worthy of comparison
2.
able to be compared (with)
adj.

early 15c., from Middle French comparable, from Latin comparabilis “capable of comparison,” from comparare (see comparison). Related: Comparably; comparability.

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