What does Comparison mean?

Definitions for Comparisonkəmˈpær ə sən

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word Comparison.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. comparison, comparing(noun)

    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"

  2. comparison(noun)

    relation based on similarities and differences

  3. comparison, compare, equivalence, comparability(noun)

    qualities that are comparable

    "no comparison between the two books"; "beyond compare"


  1. comparison(Noun)

    The act of comparing or the state or process of being compared

  2. comparison(Noun)

    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.

  3. comparison(Noun)

    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.

  4. comparison(Noun)

    The ability of adjectives and adverbs to form three degrees.

  5. Origin: From comparaison, from comparatio, from comparatus, the past participle of comparare 'to compare'.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Comparison(noun)

    the act of comparing; an examination of two or more objects with the view of discovering the resemblances or differences; relative estimate

  2. Comparison(noun)

    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

  3. Comparison(noun)

    that to which, or with which, a thing is compared, as being equal or like; illustration; similitude

  4. Comparison(noun)

    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

  5. Comparison(noun)

    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

  6. Comparison(noun)

    the faculty of the reflective group which is supposed to perceive resemblances and contrasts

  7. Comparison(verb)

    to compare

  8. Origin: [F. comparaison, L. comparatio. See 1st Compare.]

British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'Comparison' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #2978

  2. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'Comparison' in Nouns Frequency: #994


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of Comparison in Chaldean Numerology is: 5

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of Comparison in Pythagorean Numerology is: 6

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Jeffrey Abramson:

    It just cries out for comparison.

  2. Kristina Jackson:

    Our comparison is with children who did not drink at all.

  3. Vikrant Parsai:

    There is nothing but comparison that makes people happy or miserable.

  4. Richard Allan:

    It is curious that a comparison with these decades was not included in this new study.

  5. Jeff Price:

    Those numbers are staggering in comparison to anything that's existed in the market place.

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