Definition of Comparison

1. Noun. The act of examining resemblances. "The fractions selected for comparison must require pupils to consider both numerator and denominator"

Exact synonyms: Comparing
Generic synonyms: Examination, Scrutiny
Specialized synonyms: Likening, Analogy, Collation, Confrontation, Contrast
Derivative terms: Compare, Compare, Compare



2. Noun. Relation based on similarities and differences.
Generic synonyms: Relation
Specialized synonyms: Imaginative Comparison
Derivative terms: Compare

3. Noun. Qualities that are comparable. "Beyond compare"
Exact synonyms: Comparability, Compare, Equivalence
Generic synonyms: Alikeness, Likeness, Similitude
Derivative terms: Comparable, Compare, Compare, Compare, Compare

Definition of Comparison

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

2. v. t. To compare.

Definition of Comparison

1. Noun. The act of comparing or the state or process of being compared ¹

2. Noun. An evaluation of the similarities and differences of one or more things relative to some other or each-other ¹

3. Noun. With a negation, the state of being similar or alike ¹

4. Noun. (grammar) The ability of adjectives and adverbs to form three degrees. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Comparison

1. [n -S]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Comparison

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comparativeness
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comparison (current term)
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Literary usage of Comparison

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1. A Treatise on Human Nature: Being an Attempt to Introduce the Experimental by David Hume, Thomas Hill Green (1874)
"Philosophical relation consists in a comparison, but no comparison between cause and effect. then can the relation between flame and heat be a philosophical ..."

2. Proceedings of the Royal Society of London by Royal Society (Great Britain) (1898)
"At the expressed desire of the Kew Observatory Committee, I submit on their behalf a brief account of the comparison and its results. The comparison serves ..."

3. The Novels of Jane Austen by Jane Austen (1892)
"The happiness of this most happy day received its completion in the animated contemplation of his worth which this comparison produced. Chapter ILF. ..."

4. Science by American Association for the Advancement of Science (1915)
"As a basis of comparison determinations on ... Cacti are excluded from the comparison because of known peculiarities. The results will ultimately be ..."

5. Transactions by Ecclesiological Society, William Angus Knight, Wordsworth Society (1900)
"THE REASONABLENESS OF THE ORNAMENTS RUBRIC, ILLUSTRATED BY A comparison OF THE ... Even so slight a comparison between the ornaments of con- comparison, ..."

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