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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

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

I think that humans have a huge capacity to carry pain and sadness. There are things that haunt us our entire lives; we are unable to let them go. The good times seem almost effervescent and dreamlike in comparison with the times that didn't go so well.
Henry Rollins

Jealousy is the fear of comparison.
Max Frisch

We all dream; we do not understand our dreams, yet we act as if nothing strange goes on in our sleep minds, strange at least by comparison with the logical, purposeful doings of our minds when we are awake.
Erich Fromm
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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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