Pronunciation: (kom'pur-u-bul or, sometimes, kum-pâr'-), [key]
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.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.