: the modification of an adjective or adverb to denote different levels of quality, quantity, or relation
Examples of comparison in a Sentence
a comparison of the data from the two studies
the comparison of monkeys to humans
I don't think comparisons of her situation and mine are appropriate.
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Middle English, from Anglo-French comparison, from Latin comparation-, comparatio, from comparare — see compareentry 1