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comparison

noun [C/U]  us   /kəmˈpær·ə·sən/

comparison noun [C/U] (DIFFERENCE)

an examination of the differences between persons or things: [U] We kept a copy of an earlier letter for comparison. [U] Though over six feet tall, he was small by comparison with (= compared to) his teammates on the basketball team.

comparison noun [C/U] (SIMILARITY)

the act of showing that something is similar or equal to something else: [C] She drew a comparison (= showed the similarities) between the Roosevelt and Kennedy administrations.
Translations of “comparison”
in Korean 비교…
in Arabic مُقارَنة…
in Portuguese comparação…
in Catalan comparació…
in Japanese 比較…
in Italian paragone, confronto…
in Chinese (Traditional) 查找差異, 比較,對照,對比…
in Russian сравнение…
in Turkish mukayese, kıyaslama, karşılaştırma…
in Chinese (Simplified) 查找差异, 比较,对照,对比…
in Polish porównanie…
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