- when compared (to something already mentioned)
after a frigid January, February felt downright balmy by comparison
- compared with (or to)
Other Word Forms of Comparison
Idioms, Phrasal Verbs Related to Comparison
- by comparison
- in comparison with
Origin of Comparison
Middle English comparisoun from Old French comparaison from Latin comparātiō comparātiōn- from comparātus past participle of comparāre to compare compare
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
From Old French comparison, from Latin comparātiō, from comparātus, perfect passive participle of comparō.
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