What does comparison mean?

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

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. comparison, comparingnoun

    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. comparisonnoun

    relation based on similarities and differences

  3. comparison, compare, equivalence, comparabilitynoun

    qualities that are comparable

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

Wiktionary

  1. comparisonnoun

    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. comparisonnoun

    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. comparisonnoun

    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. comparisonnoun

    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. Comparisonnoun

    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. Comparisonnoun

    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. Comparisonnoun

    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. Comparisonnoun

    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. Comparisonnoun

    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. Comparisonnoun

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

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

  7. Comparisonverb

    to compare

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

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

  2. Nouns Frequency

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

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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. Larry Noble:

    There's no comparison, there's no presidential campaign that I'm aware of that hasn't had campaign finance violations. A lot of money flows through them and they almost all have some violations.

  2. Environment Canada:

    The three years that stood out to me (in comparison) are 1875, 1885 and 1934 - we're in the league of those years for the coldest February.

  3. Colleague Miro Voellmy:

    It was built very compact, so it's not much wider than a classic manual wheelchair and it can still go under tables, you can go through narrow doors and use it indoors without any hassle, so it's extremely compact in comparison to different wheelchairs and it's very easy to use.

  4. Melanie Wakefield:

    There have been many other studies of mass media campaigns, but most have been unable to use a randomized controlled trial approach due to the fact that their television broadcast contaminates any comparison areas.

  5. Erin Trish:

    We chose Costco as a comparison because it is an example of a system where the incentives are set up to deliver value on total cost, much like paper towels, patient cost-sharing for generics in Medicare Advantage Part D tends to be low, but this masks a system that is not currently set up to deliver value to the program overall.

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