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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.
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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