n. (pl. -ies) 1 the common people.
- the general body (esp. Of mankind). [medieval latin: related to *common]
n. Room for the social use of students or teachers at a college etc.
n. Official communication, esp. A news report. [french, = communicated]
adj. (often foll. By with, to) able or fit to be compared. comparability n. Comparably adv. [latin: related to *compare]
n. - comparing.
- illustration or example of similarity.
- capacity for being likened (there's no comparison).
- (in full degrees of comparison) gram. Positive, comparative, and superlative forms of adjectives and adverbs. bear (or stand) comparison (often foll. By with) be able to be compared favourably. Beyond comparison 1 totally different in quality.
- greatly superior; excellent.
n. Pity inclining one to help or be merciful. [church latin: related to *passion]
adj. - a able to coexist; well-suited. B (often foll. By with) consistent.
- (of equipment etc.) Able to be used in combination. compatibility n. [medieval latin: related to *passion]
n. Fellow-countryman. [latin compatriota]
n. (pl. -s or -dia) 1 concise summary or abridgement.
- collection of table-games etc. [latin]
v. (-ting) 1 a (often foll. By for) recompense (a person). B recompense (loss, damage, etc.).
- (usu. Foll. By for a thing) make amends.
- offset disability or frustration by development in another direction. compensatory adj. [latin pendo pens- weigh]