Definitions for Comparisonkəmˈpær ə sən
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Random House Webster's College Dictionary
com•par•i•sonkəmˈpær ə sən(n.)
the act of comparing.
the state of being compared.
a likening; comparative estimate or statement.
capability of being compared or likened; similarity.
the inflection or other modification of an adjective or adverb to indicate degrees of superiority or inferiority in quality, quantity, or intensity, as in
mild, milder, mildest, less mild, least mild.
Origin of comparison:
1300–50; ME < OF comparaison < L comparātiōnem, acc. of comparātiō. See compare
the act of examining resemblances
"they made a comparison of noise levels"; "the fractions selected for comparison must require pupils to consider both numerator and denominator"
relation based on similarities and differences
comparison, compare, equivalence, comparability(noun)
qualities that are comparable
"no comparison between the two books"; "beyond compare"
Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary
comparison(noun)əmˈpær ə sən
the process of or the result of comparing things
making comparisons between products; a comparison of the two films
comparisonəmˈpær ə sən
when compared to sth else
My hair looks almost blond by comparison.
comparisonəmˈpær ə sən
indicates one thing is much better
There's no comparison between the new album and the first one.
The act of comparing or the state or process of being compared
An evaluation of the similarities and differences of one or more things relative to some other or each-other
He made a careful comparison of the available products before buying anything.
With a negation, the state of being similar or alike
There really is no comparison between the performance of today's computers and those of a decade ago.
The ability of adjectives and adverbs to form three degrees.
Origin: From comparaison, from comparatio, from comparatus, the past participle of comparare 'to compare'.
the act of comparing; an examination of two or more objects with the view of discovering the resemblances or differences; relative estimate
the state of being compared; a relative estimate; also, a state, quality, or relation, admitting of being compared; as, to bring a thing into comparison with another; there is no comparison between them
that to which, or with which, a thing is compared, as being equal or like; illustration; similitude
the modification, by inflection or otherwise, which the adjective and adverb undergo to denote degrees of quality or quantity; as, little, less, least, are examples of comparison
a figure by which one person or thing is compared to another, or the two are considered with regard to some property or quality, which is common to them both; e.g., the lake sparkled like a jewel
the faculty of the reflective group which is supposed to perceive resemblances and contrasts
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Rank popularity for the word 'Comparison' in Nouns Frequency: #994
Translations for Comparison
Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary
(an act of) comparing
There's no comparison between Beethoven and pop music; Living here is cheap in comparison with London.
- comparaçãoPortuguese (BR)
- der VergleichGerman
- قیاس؛ تشابهFarsi
- paragone, confrontoItalian
- قیاس؛ تشابهPersian
- پرتله، مقايسهPashto
- 比較Chinese (Trad.)
- تقابل ، موازنہUrdu
- sự so sánhVietnamese
- 比较Chinese (Simp.)
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