Cambridge Dictionaries online Cambridge Dictionaries online

The most popular online dictionary and thesaurus for learners of English

English definition of “comparison”

See all translations

comparison

noun [C, U]
 
 
/kəmˈpærɪsən/
B2 something that compares two or more people or things, or the act of comparing them: They published a comparison of schools in the area. She's so tall that he looks tiny by/in comparison.Comparing and contrasting
There's no comparison. used to say that someone or something is much better than someone or something elseExtremely good
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…
(Definition of comparison from the Cambridge Learners Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Add Cambridge dictionaries to your browser to your website

More Learner's Dictionary definitions for “comparison”

Definitions of “comparison” in other dictionaries

Word of the Day

cold snap

a short period of cold weather

Word of the Day

Cleavage proves divisive in Cambridge’s words of 2014

by Alastair Horne,
December 19, 2014
​​​​ Other dictionaries may choose faddish novelties as their words of the year, but here at Cambridge, we like to do something different. We look for the words that have seen sudden surges in searches over the course of the year – words that have been baffling users of English and driven them

Read More 

cinderella surgery noun

December 15, 2014
cosmetic surgery to the feet We have all heard of people having nose jobs, boob jobs and liposuction – but now a new trend growing in popularity in America: Cinderella surgery.

Read More