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comparator

noun com·par·a·tor \-tər\

Definition of COMPARATOR

:  a device for comparing something with a similar thing or with a standard measure

First Known Use of COMPARATOR

1883

Rhymes with COMPARATOR

comparator

noun com·par·a·tor \kəm-ˈpar-ət-ər\   (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of COMPARATOR

1
:  an apparatus used for determining concentration of dissolved substances (as hydrogen ions) in solution by color comparison with known standards
2
:  an instrument, device, or set of charts (as for use in chemical analysis and medical diagnosis) for the determination and specification of colors by direct comparison with a standardized system of colors

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