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Few cities today can boast a riverside setting of comparable historic value and beauty. The Sun (2013)Results are not strictly comparable as a result. Sociology (1995)There is no comparable figure for the previous year. Times, Sunday Times (2006)The figures were not comparable as different forces disclosed different information. Times, Sunday Times (2012)It was all the more impressive because the comparable figure for the previous year had been so strong. Times, Sunday Times (2007)This theory might lead to the hypothesis that salaried women will earn less money then men who are doing comparable work. Sociology (1995)Recent comparable net income is up 5.2 per cent. Times, Sunday Times (2014)The results are comparable with other techniques, but it is very time consuming. The Sun (2007)None of these companies is directly comparable; but few are anywhere. Times, Sunday Times (2012)The second part surveyed the works in comparable detail, largely on the basis of secondary sources. The Times Literary Supplement (2010)There are no comparable figures available for Scotland. Times, Sunday Times (2007)The comparable figure for last year was 10 per cent. Times, Sunday Times (2011)Quite the contrary: he swims on in the modern political bloodstream more than any comparable figure. Times, Sunday Times (2014)If the resulting earthquake is comparable in size to today's shock it is also likely to spawn a huge tsunami. Times, Sunday Times (2011)Although they are not directly comparable, prices of houses in the rest of the exclusive close were less than half that. Times, Sunday Times (2006)I don't think that there is any comparable figure to him. Times, Sunday Times (2007)But they were pretty, and at under a euro each, far better value than anything comparable over here. Times, Sunday Times (2011)Sounds in the oceans are not directly comparable to those in the air, but a jet taking off would emit about 140 decibels. Times, Sunday Times (2010)Those who decide to make the leap will find themselves working in a comparable office, which is close to the port in Barcelona. Times, Sunday Times (2006)In the UK the comparable figure was one, a single death in that whole year. Times, Sunday Times (2014)With so few transactions taking place, it's hard to get a clear idea of the value of comparable properties in the local area. Times, Sunday Times (2012)
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Translations for 'comparable'
British English: comparable /ˈkɒmpərəbl/ ADJECTIVE
Something that is comparable to something is roughly similar, for example in amount or importance.
This lady's experience was not comparable to mine.
- American English: comparable
- Arabic: مُتَشَابِه
- Brazilian Portuguese: comparável
- Chinese: 可比较的
- Croatian: usporediv
- Czech: srovnatelný
- Danish: sammenlignelig
- Dutch: vergelijkbaar
- European Spanish: comparable
- Finnish: vastaava
- French: comparable
- German: vergleichbar
- Greek: συγκρίσιμος
- Italian: paragonabile
- Japanese: 匹敵する
- Korean: 비교되는
- Norwegian: sammenliknbar
- Polish: porównywalny
- European Portuguese: comparável
- Romanian: comparabil
- Russian: сравнимый
- Spanish: comparable
- Swedish: jämförbar
- Thai: ที่สามารถเปรียบเทียบได้
- Turkish: kıyaslanabilir
- Ukrainian: порівняний
- Vietnamese: tương đương
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