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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

Thousands of years ago, civilizations flourished in Africa which suffer not at all by comparison with those of other continents. In those centuries, Africans were politically free and economically independent. Their social patterns were their own and their cultures truly indigenous.
Haile Selassie

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

Jealousy is the fear of comparison.
Max Frisch

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