AskDefine | Define comparison

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comparison

Noun

1 examining resemblances or differences [syn: comparing]
2 relation based on similarities and differences
3 qualities that are comparable; "no comparison between the two books"; "beyond compare" [syn: compare, equivalence, comparability]

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Pronunciation

Etymology

From comparaison.

Noun

  1. the act of comparing or the state of being compared
  2. an evaluation of the similarities and differences of two (or more) things
    He made a careful comparison of the available products before buying anything.
  3. the state of being similar or alike
    There really is no comparison between the performance of today's computers and those of a decade ago.

Translations

the act of comparing or the state of being compared
  • Finnish: vertailu
  • German: Vergleich, Komparation
  • Portuguese: comparação
  • Russian: сравнение
  • Slovene: primerjava
an evaluation of the similarities and differences of two (or more) things
  • Finnish: vertailu
  • German: Vergleich, Abgleich, Gegenüberstellung
  • Portuguese: comparação
  • Russian: сравнение
  • Slovene: primerjava
the state of being similar or alike
  • Finnish: samanlaisuus, samankaltaisuus
  • German: Abgleich
  • Portuguese: comparação

Related terms

Extensive Definition

Comparison may refer to:
comparison in German: Vergleich
comparison in French: Comparaison
comparison in Dutch: Vergelijking
comparison in Simple English: Comparison

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