What does comparison mean?

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

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"

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?

  1. Alex
    Alex
    US English
    Daniel
    Daniel
    British
    Karen
    Karen
    Australian
    Veena
    Veena
    Indian

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. Kristina Jackson:

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

  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. Stendhal:

    True love makes the thought of death frequent, easy, without terrors; it merely becomes the standard of comparison, the price one would pay for many things.

  4. Prokopis Pavlopoulos:

    Let the British Museum come here and make the comparison between this (Acropolis) museum of light and the murky, if I may say, prison of the British Museum where the Parthenon Marbles are held as trophies.

  5. Julie Wylie-Rosett:

    I don't think there has ever been a head-to-head comparison of an anti-inflammatory dietary pattern versus the use of drugs, food is medicine, but it is hard to compare medicine that is created in a lab with something that is grown in the ground to determine what is going to be beneficial.

Images & Illustrations of comparison

  1. comparisoncomparisoncomparisoncomparisoncomparison

Popularity rank by frequency of use

comparison#1#2255#10000

Translations for comparison

From our Multilingual Translation Dictionary

Get even more translations for comparison »

Translation

Find a translation for the comparison definition in other languages:

Select another language:

  • - Select -
  • 简体中文 (Chinese - Simplified)
  • 繁體中文 (Chinese - Traditional)
  • Español (Spanish)
  • Esperanto (Esperanto)
  • 日本語 (Japanese)
  • Português (Portuguese)
  • Deutsch (German)
  • العربية (Arabic)
  • Français (French)
  • Русский (Russian)
  • ಕನ್ನಡ (Kannada)
  • 한국어 (Korean)
  • עברית (Hebrew)
  • Український (Ukrainian)
  • اردو (Urdu)
  • Magyar (Hungarian)
  • मानक हिन्दी (Hindi)
  • Indonesia (Indonesian)
  • Italiano (Italian)
  • தமிழ் (Tamil)
  • Türkçe (Turkish)
  • తెలుగు (Telugu)
  • ภาษาไทย (Thai)
  • Tiếng Việt (Vietnamese)
  • Čeština (Czech)
  • Polski (Polish)
  • Bahasa Indonesia (Indonesian)
  • Românește (Romanian)
  • Nederlands (Dutch)
  • Ελληνικά (Greek)
  • Latinum (Latin)
  • Svenska (Swedish)
  • Dansk (Danish)
  • Suomi (Finnish)
  • فارسی (Persian)
  • ייִדיש (Yiddish)
  • հայերեն (Armenian)
  • Norsk (Norwegian)
  • English (English)

Discuss these comparison definitions with the community:

Word of the Day

Would you like us to send you a FREE new word definition delivered to your inbox daily?

Please enter your email address:


Citation

Use the citation below to add this definition to your bibliography:

Style:MLAChicagoAPA

"comparison." Definitions.net. STANDS4 LLC, 2020. Web. 4 Jul 2020. <https://www.definitions.net/definition/comparison>.

Are we missing a good definition for comparison? Don't keep it to yourself...

Free, no signup required:

Add to Chrome

Get instant definitions for any word that hits you anywhere on the web!

Free, no signup required:

Add to Firefox

Get instant definitions for any word that hits you anywhere on the web!

Nearby & related entries:

Alternative searches for comparison:


Thanks for your vote! We truly appreciate your support.