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Definition of 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

There is just no comparison between having a dinner date with a man and staying home playing canasta with the girls.
Marilyn Monroe

There is no comparison between that which is lost by not succeeding and that which is lost by not trying.
Francis Bacon

I generally find that comparison is the fast track to unhappiness. No one ever compares themselves to someone else and comes out even. Nine times out of ten, we compare ourselves to people who are somehow better than us and end up feeling more inadequate.
Jack Canfield

The massive bulk of the earth does indeed shrink to insignificance in comparison with the size of the heavens.
Nicolaus Copernicus
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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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