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definition of the word comparable

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comparable (comparative more comparable, superlative most comparable)

Positive
comparable

Comparative
more comparable

Superlative
most comparable

  1. That which may be compared (to), that which is similar (to).
    An elephant is comparable in size to a double-decker bus.
    You can't say that robbing a bank is like pickpocketing—the two are just not comparable.
  2. (mathematics) Constituting a pair in a particular partial order.
    Six and forty-two are comparable in the divides order, but six and nine are not.
  3. (grammar) 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.


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