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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.


Synonymscomparing


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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