intercomparable

comparable

[kom-per-uh-buhl or, sometimes, kuhm-pair-]
adjective
1.
capable of being compared; having features in common with something else to permit or suggest comparison: He considered the Roman and British empires to be comparable.
2.
worthy of comparison: shops comparable to those on Fifth Avenue.
3.
usable for comparison; similar: We have no comparable data on Russian farming.

Origin:
1375–1425; late Middle English < Latin comparābilis, equivalent to comparā(re) to compare + -bilis -ble

comparability, comparableness, noun
comparably, adverb
intercomparable, adjective
uncomparable, adjective
uncomparableness, noun
uncomparably, adverb

comparable, comparative.


1. like, equal, equivalent, similar.
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comparable (ˈkɒmpərəbəl)
 
adj
1.  worthy of comparison
2.  able to be compared (with)
 
compara'bility
 
n
 
'comparableness
 
n
 
'comparably
 
adv

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comparable
1413, from Fr. comparable, from L. comparabilis "capable of comparison," from comparare (see comparison).
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