HyperDic: comparison

English > 3 senses of the word comparison:
NOUNactcomparison, comparingthe act of examining resemblances
relationcomparisonrelation based on similarities and differences
attributecomparison, compare, equivalence, comparabilityqualities that are comparable / comparable
comparison > pronunciation
Soundskahmpeh'rahsahn
RhymesAachen ... Zukerman: 2572 rhymes with ahn...
English > comparison: 3 senses > noun 1, act
MeaningThe act of examining resemblances.
Examples
  • "they made a comparison of noise levels"
  • "the fractions selected for comparison must require pupils to consider both numerator and denominator"
Synonymcomparing
NarroweranalogyDrawing a comparison in order to show a similarity in some respect
collationCareful examination and comparison to note points of disagreement
confrontationA focussed comparison
contrastThe act of distinguishing by comparing differences
likeningThe act of comparing similarities
Broaderexamination, scrutinyThe act of examining something closely (as for mistakes / mistakes)
Spanishcomparación, confrontación, cotejo
Catalanacarament, confrontació
Verbscompareexamine and note the similarities or differences of
English > comparison: 3 senses > noun 2, relation
Meaningrelation based on similarities and differences.
Narrowerimaginative comparisonThe kind of mental comparison that is expressed in similes or metaphors or allegories
BroaderrelationAn abstraction belonging to or characteristic of two entities or parts together
Spanishcomparación
Catalancomparació
Adjectivescomparativerelating to or based on or involving comparison
Verbscompareexamine and note the similarities or differences of
English > comparison: 3 senses > noun 3, attribute
MeaningQualities that are comparable / comparable.
Example"no comparison between the two books"
Synonymscompare, equivalence, comparability
Broaderlikeness, alikeness, similitudesimilarity in appearance or character or nature between persons or things
Spanishcomparabilidad, comparación, cotejo
Catalancomparabilitat, comparació, comparança, cotejament
Verbscompareconsider or describe as similar, equal, or analogous

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