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comparison

noun [C or U] uk   /kəmˈpær.ɪ.sən/ us    /-ˈper-/

comparison noun [C or U] (EXAMINING DIFFERENCES)

B2 the act of comparing two or more people or things: They made a comparison of different countries' eating habits. By/In comparison with the French, the British eat far less fish.Comparing and contrasting

comparison noun [C or U] (CONSIDERING SIMILARITIES)

B2 the fact of considering something similar or of equal quality to something else: She drew a comparison between life in the army and life in prison. To my mind there's no comparison between the two restaurants (= one is much better than the other). He's a good writer but he doesn't bear/stand comparison with Shakespeare (= he is not nearly as good as Shakespeare).Comparing and contrasting
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