\kəmpˈaɹɪsən], \kəmpˈaɹɪsən], \k_ə_m_p_ˈa_ɹ_ɪ_s_ə_n]\
Definitions of COMPARISON
- 2010 - New Age Dictionary Database
- 1919 - The Winston Simplified Dictionary
- 1899 - The american dictionary of the english language.
- 1894 - The Clarendon dictionary
- 1919 - The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language
- 1914 - Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language
- 1874 - Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language
- 1871 - The Cabinet Dictionary of the English Language
- 1790 - A Complete Dictionary of the English Language
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The act of comparing; an examination of two or more objects with the view of discovering the resemblances or differences; relative estimate.
The state of being compared; a relative estimate; also, a state, quality, or relation, admitting of being compared; as, to bring a thing into comparison with another; there is no comparison between them.
That to which, or with which, a thing is compared, as being equal or like; illustration; similitude.
The modification, by inflection or otherwise, which the adjective and adverb undergo to denote degrees of quality or quantity; as, little, less, least, are examples of comparison.
By Oddity Software
The act of perceiving likenesses or differences; an illustration or simile; the study of things to discover likenesses and differences; relative resemblance; in grammar, the inflection of adjectives and adverbs which shows a difference in degree.
By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer
The act of comparing: comparative estimate: a simile, or figure by which two things are compared: (gram.) the inflection of an adjective.
By Daniel Lyons
Act of comparing; comparative estimate; simile.
By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman
By James Champlin Fernald
Act of comparing; state of being compared; comparative estimate; proportion; a simile, or illustration by similitude; the inflection of an adjective in its several degrees; the reflective faculty which compares.
By Nuttall, P.Austin.
The act of comparing; a consideration of the relations between persons or things in order to discover wherein they agree and wherein they differ; the inflection of an adjective to express more or less.
By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H.
n. Act of comparing or considering the relations between persons or things; â€”proportionate estimate; degree of resemblance; â€”the inflection of an adjective or adverb in one or , two degrees of signification; â€”a simile or illustration.
The act of comparing; the state of being compared; a comparative estimate ; a simile in writing or speaking; in grammar, the formation of an adjective through its various degrees of signification, as strong, stronger, strongest.
By Thomas Sheridan
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