What does comparison mean?

Definitions for comparison
kəmˈpær ə səncom·par·i·son

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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"

Wiktionary

  1. comparison(Noun)

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

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

  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.

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

  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.

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

  4. comparison(Noun)

    The ability of adjectives and adverbs to form three degrees.

    Etymology: 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

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

  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

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

  3. Comparison(noun)

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

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

  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

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

  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

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

  6. Comparison(noun)

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

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

  7. Comparison(verb)

    to compare

    Etymology: [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

How to pronounce comparison?

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How to say comparison in sign language?

  1. comparison

Numerology

  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

Examples of comparison in a Sentence

  1. Richard Allan:

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

  2. Michael Middleton:

    This assessment will help us understand where we stand in comparison to our peer institutions and best practices in higher education.

  3. Jesse Fried:

    [ It ] could be a plus or a minus. If it's a minus, it pales in comparison to the other risks, from investors' perspective, WeWork is associated with many business and governance risks.

  4. Shannon Glover:

    It keeps me alive, if you use maybe skydiving or bungee jumping in comparison -- that rush that you get.

  5. Abraham Lincoln:

    I believe, if we take habitual drunkards as a class, their heads and their hearts will bear an advantageous comparison with those of any other class.

Images & Illustrations of comparison

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