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"
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
Origin: [F. comparaison, L. comparatio. See 1st Compare.]
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Spoken Corpus Frequency
Rank popularity for the word 'Comparison' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #2978
Rank popularity for the word 'Comparison' in Nouns Frequency: #994
The numerical value of Comparison in Chaldean Numerology is: 5
The numerical value of Comparison in Pythagorean Numerology is: 6
Sample Sentences & Example Usage
It just cries out for comparison.
Our comparison is with children who did not drink at all.
There is nothing but comparison that makes people happy or miserable.
It is curious that a comparison with these decades was not included in this new study.
Those numbers are staggering in comparison to anything that's existed in the market place.
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Translations for Comparison
From our Multilingual Translation Dictionary
- مقارنة, مقابلةArabic
- сходство, сравне́ниеBulgarian
- comparacióCatalan, Valencian
- stupňování, porovnáníCzech
- Komparation, Abgleich, Steigerung, Vergleichbarkeit, Vergleich, GegenüberstellungGerman
- samankaltaisuus, vertailu, komparaatio, samanlaisuusFinnish
- fokozás, összehasonlítás, hasonlóságHungarian
- 비교, 比較Korean
- lyginimas, palyginimasLithuanian
- salīdzinājums, salīdzināšanaLatvian
- сличност, спо́редба, споредбаMacedonian
- gelijkenis, vergelijkingDutch
- ałhąąh sinilNavajo, Navaho
- porównanie, stopniowaniePolish
- сра́внивание, сравнение, [[степень, сравне́ниеRussian
- поређење, успоредба, usporedba, poređenjeSerbo-Croatian
- jämförelse, likhet, komparationSwedish
- karşılaştırma, mukayeseTurkish
- ступе́ні порі́вняння, порі́вняння, порівнянняUkrainian
- so sánhVietnamese
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