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English noun: comparison

1. comparison (act) the act of examining resemblances

SamplesThey made a comparison of noise levels.
The fractions selected for comparison must require pupils to consider both numerator and denominator.


Broader (hypernym)examination, scrutiny

Narrower (hyponym)analogy, collation, confrontation, contrast, likening

2. comparison relation based on similarities and differences

Broader (hypernym)relation

Narrower (hyponym)imaginative comparison

3. comparison (attribute) qualities that are comparable

SamplesNo comparison between the two books.
Beyond compare.

Synonymscomparability, compare, equivalence

Broader (hypernym)alikeness, likeness, similitude

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