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Noun: comparison  kum'per-u-sun [N. Amer], kum'pa-ri-sun [Brit]
  1. The act of examining resemblances
    "they made a comparison of noise levels"; "the fractions selected for comparison must require pupils to consider both numerator and denominator";
    - comparing
     
  2. Relation based on similarities and differences
     
  3. Qualities that are comparable
    "no comparison between the two books";
    - compare, equivalence, comparability

Derived forms: comparisons

Type of: alikeness, examination, likeness, relation, scrutiny, similitude

Encyclopedia: Comparison