Definition of comparison
- His poetry invites comparison with the poems of Robert Frost.
- His faults seem minor by comparison.
- a comparison of the sports cars
- several points of comparison between the two
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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: 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
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subject to rapid or unexpected change
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