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Comparison meaning

comparison - 8 dictionary results

  1. 1. The act of comparing; an examination of two or more objects with the view of discovering the resemblances or differences; relative estimate.
  2. 2. The state of being compared; a relative estimate; also, a state, quality, or relation, admitting of being compared; as, to bring a thing into comparison with another; there is no comparison between them.
  3. 3. That to which, or with which, a thing is compared, as being equal or like; illustration; similitude.
  4. 4. The modification, by inflection or otherwise, which the adjective and adverb undergo to denote degrees of quality or quantity; as, little, less, least, are examples of comparison.
  5. 5. A figure by which one person or thing is compared to another, or the two are considered with regard to some property or quality, which is common to them both; e. g., the lake sparkled like a jewel.
  6. 6. The faculty of the reflective group which is supposed to perceive resemblances and contrasts.
  7. 7. To compare.
  8. 8. Act of comparing; comparative estimate; simile.

comparison - examples of usage

  1. 4583. Have you made any comparison as to the prices of goods at the Boddam shop and the prices at which you could get them elsewhere? - "Second Shetland Truck System Report", William Guthrie.
  2. A friend followed it, but made a poor figure by comparison. - "Somehow Good", William de Morgan.
  3. This identity of age could not but cause comparison of lots. - "Somehow Good", William de Morgan.
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