incomparable

[in-kom-per-uh-buhl, -pruh-buhl]
adjective
1.
beyond comparison; matchless or unequaled: incomparable beauty.
2.
not comparable; incapable of being compared to each other, as two unlike objects or qualities, or to one or more others.

Origin:
1375–1425; late Middle English < Latin incomparābilis. See in-3, comparable

incomparability, incomparableness, noun
incomparably, adverb


1. peerless, unrivaled, inimitable.


1. ordinary, mediocre.
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incomparable (ɪnˈkɒmpərəbəl, -prəbəl)
 
adj
1.  beyond or above comparison; matchless; unequalled
2.  lacking a basis for comparison; not having qualities or features that can be compared
 
incompara'bility
 
n
 
in'comparableness
 
n
 
in'comparably
 
adv

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incomparable
1412, from O.Fr. incomparable (12c.), from L. incomparabilis, from in- "not" + comparabilis "comparable" (see comparison).
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incomparable definition

mathematics
Two elements a, b of a set are incomparable under some relation <= if neither a <= b, nor b <= a.
(1995-09-21)

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Because of their incomparable beauty, coral reefs have long been popular
  tourist destinations.
Good writers can survive even if their ideas aren't always instantiations of
  incomparable genius.
What followed was a spectacle incomparable in its badness.
And those cities are incomparable to todays city infrastructures.
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