Definition of comparison
1 : the act or process of comparing : such asa : the representing of one thing or person as similar to or like another His poetry invites comparison with the poems of Robert Frost.b : an examination of two or more items to establish similarities and dissimilarities His faults seem minor by comparison. a comparison of the sports cars
2 : identity of features : similarity several points of comparison between the two
3 : 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.
Origin and Etymology of comparison
Middle English, from Anglo-French comparison, from Latin comparation-, comparatio, from comparare —see 1compare
First Known Use: 14th century
COMPARISON Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of comparison for English Language Learners
: the act of looking at things to see how they are similar or different
: the act of suggesting that two or more things are similar or in the same category
COMPARISON Defined for Kids
Definition of comparison for Students
1 : the act of examining things to see if they are similar or different : the condition of being examined to find similarity or difference
2 : similarity There's no comparison between the two models.
3 : change in the form and meaning of an adjective or an adverb (as by adding -er or -est to the word or by adding more or most before the word) to show different levels of quality, quantity, or relation
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