- The definition of a comparison is the act of finding out the differences and similarities between two or more people or things.
An example of comparison is tasting different years of pinot noir wine back to back and discussing their differences.
comparison definition by Webster's New World
- a comparing or being compared; estimation of similarities and differences
- sufficient likeness to make meaningful comparison possible; possibility of comparison; similarity: there is no comparison between the two singers
- Gram. the modification of an adjective or adverb in its positive degree to show the comparative and superlative degrees (Ex.: long, longer, longest; good, better, best; slowly, more slowly, most slowly)
Origin: Middle English ; from Old French comparaison ; from Classical Latin comparatio ; from past participle of compare
comparison definition by American Heritage Dictionary
- a. The act of comparing or the process of being compared.b. A statement or estimate of similarities and differences.
- The quality of being similar or equivalent; likeness: no comparison between the two books.
- Grammar The modification or inflection of an adjective or adverb to denote the positive, comparative, and superlative degrees, as in English, along with the equative degree in certain other languages, such as Irish Gaelic.
Origin: Middle English comparisoun, from Old French comparaison, from Latin comparātiō, comparātiōn-, from comparātus, past participle of comparāre, to compare; see compare.
comparison - Investment & Finance Definition
comparison - Phrases/Idioms
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