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[in-kom-per-uh-buh l, -pruh-buh l] /ɪnˈkɒm pər ə bəl, -prə bəl/
beyond comparison; matchless or unequaled:
incomparable beauty.
not comparable; incapable of being compared to each other, as two unlike objects or qualities, or to one or more others.
Origin of incomparable
late Middle English
1375-1425; late Middle English < Latin incomparābilis. See in-3, comparable
Related forms
incomparability, incomparableness, noun
incomparably, adverb
1. peerless, unrivaled, inimitable.
1. ordinary, mediocre. Unabridged
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Examples from the web for incomparable
  • Because of their incomparable beauty, coral reefs have long been popular tourist destinations.
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  • Properly cooked, this dish is succulent, incomparable in flavor and tender in texture.
  • He draws comparisons between things that are incomparable.
  • To be fair, rats have made an incomparable contribution to laboratory sciences.
  • Hereafter the public will know where to look for author tie statements from both the great financier and the incomparable judge.
  • How can you compare these two incomparable opposites.
British Dictionary definitions for incomparable


/ɪnˈkɒmpərəbəl; -prəbəl/
beyond or above comparison; matchless; unequalled
lacking a basis for comparison; not having qualities or features that can be compared
Derived Forms
incomparability, incomparableness, noun
incomparably, adverb
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Word Origin and History for incomparable

early 15c., from Old French incomparable (12c.) or directly from Latin incomparabilis, from in- "not" (see in- (1)) + comparabilis "comparable" (see comparable).

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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incomparable in Technology

Two elements a, b of a set are incomparable under some relation <= if neither a <= b, nor b <= a.

The Free On-line Dictionary of Computing, © Denis Howe 2010
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