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adjective uk   /ˈkɒm.pər.ə.bl̩/ us    /ˈkɑːm.pɚ-/
C1 similar in size, amount, or quality to something else: The girls are of comparable ages. Our prices are comparable to/with those in other shops. The two experiences aren't comparable.Similar and the sameDescribing people with the same qualities
adverb uk   /-bli/ us  
comparably priced ticketsComparing and contrasting
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