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Definition of Comparison

Comparison

  1. The act of comparing; an examination of two or more objects with the view of discovering the resemblances or differences; relative estimate.
  2. 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.
  3. That to which, or with which, a thing is compared, as being equal or like; illustration; similitude.
  4. 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.
  5. 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.
  6. The faculty of the reflective group which is supposed to perceive resemblances and contrasts.
  7. To compare.

Comparison Quotations

What lies behind you and what lies in front of you, pales in comparison to what lies inside of you.
Ralph Waldo Emerson

Jealousy is the fear of comparison.
Max Frisch

The development of civilization and industry in general has always shown itself so active in the destruction of forests that everything that has been done for their conservation and production is completely insignificant in comparison.
Karl Marx

We live in a world of communication - everyone gets information about everyone else. There is universal comparison and you don't just compare yourself with the people next door, you compare yourself to people all over the world and with what is being presented as the decent, proper and dignified life. It's the crime of humiliation.
Zygmunt Bauman

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.
Stendhal
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Comparison Translations

comparison in Afrikaans is vergelyking
comparison in Danish is sammenligning
comparison in Dutch is vergelijking
comparison in French is comparaison
comparison in German is Vergleich
comparison in Italian is confronto
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