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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.
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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).
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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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