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comparison

noun [C/U]  /kəmˈpær·ə·sən/ us  

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.
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