Meaning of COMPARISON in English

COMPARISON

noun

COLLOCATIONS FROM OTHER ENTRIES

trivial by comparison

Her feelings for Simon seemed trivial by comparison .

COLLOCATIONS FROM CORPUS

■ ADJECTIVE

direct

It is hard to make a direct comparison , for relative prices have changed.

I have yet to get my hands on a 200-megahertz Pentium-based computer to do a direct comparison .

Well stirred by seals, Amos Lake was too murky for direct productivity comparisons with the other lakes.

The profitability index allows a direct comparison between the projects in terms of the present value of benefit per unit cost.

In questions 3 and 7 it is essential that making and buying prices are on a basis allowing direct comparison .

But for a direct comparison of clocks to be made, the traveler must return.

The result of this is that a direct comparison with the other regional data is not possible.

In helping to answer this question two direct comparisons are available.

international

Making international comparisons Great care should be taken in using real output percapita figures to compare different countries' standards of living.

The survey attempted to answer critics who have dismissed international comparisons as invalid because of differences in cultural expectations about health care.

Consider the problems involved in using national income statistics to make international comparisons of living standards. 4.

Although teachers flinch at such international comparisons , most of them are surprisingly enthusiastic about the national curriculum.

This is inaccurate, and unjustified by any international comparison .

The system of social security which varies widely from country to country is another important influence when international comparisons are made.

Mr. Mellor My hon. Friend is absolutely right, but the international comparisons are even more telling.

League tables of international comparison are one measure by which the Government's education record can be judged.

■ NOUN

group

A similar-aged comparison group of women was found who had also participated in a previous study.

Experimental mortality-the differential loss of respondents from comparison groups .

Records of patients with multiple sclerosis were selected as a neurological comparison group .

Selection-biases resulting from differential recruitment of comparison groups , producing different mean levels of the measures of effects.

Records of previous admission for peptic ulcer were sought for people in the case and the comparison groups .

Self-Selection Another problem in selecting a comparison group is self-selection.

The three datasets each included a case group of children at risk, and an appropriate comparison group.

If a comparison group were to be used, the sample would have to be selected very carefully. 8.

■ VERB

allow

This qualified chimera image will allow our comparison of Presocratic reasoning with scientific reasoning to be more precise.

The profitability index allows a direct comparison between the projects in terms of the present value of benefit per unit cost.

In questions 3 and 7 it is essential that making and buying prices are on a basis allowing direct comparison .

They were designed to allow some comparison of the films in terms of the type and amount of information actually present.

We await the development of scoring systems that meet these criteria and allow comparisons of hospital units.

Assessing standards and comparing outcomes are important in medical practice and allow comparison of different units and appropriate allocation of resources.

These were then calculated as percentages to allow direct comparisons .

This design allows the comparison of the behaviour of the two regions under identical experimental conditions.

based

You have to present a case based upon comparison with similar properties in the same area.

Other studies will be based on detailed comparisons of returns for the Censuses of Production for each country.

They are also primarily based on comparisons between the specialist and generic teams.

This means that models of councillor-officer relationships based on comparisons between ministers and civil servants are likely to be misleading.

However, this conclusion was based solely on a comparison of income support levels with supplementary benefit rates.

Another alignment, based on sequence comparison is also completely different from the one shown here.

bear

The efforts with pigeons and parrots bear only shadowy comparison .

The final will be a repeat of last year, although Devon will be hoping it does not bear an exact comparison .

The position bears comparison with the development of geometrical reasoning by Euclid.

He came to realize that traditional accounts of science, whether inductivist or falsificationist, do not bear comparison with historical evidence.

Another site which bears comparison with Chedworth is Nettleton Scrubb in Wiltshire.

The discounting and assimilation processes bear little comparison to descriptions made in any of the content areas.

draw

Three years ago there was hardly a young black cinema at all, now critics are drawing comparisons as if bored with the idea.

More recently, even liberal commentators have begun drawing comparisons between Clinton and Nixon.

It is also clear that it is difficult to draw comparisons between the Western Isles and the developing countries.

What then are the main conclusions about comparative politics that can be drawn from this cursory comparison to natural science?

Not surprisingly therefore, he drew comparisons between the problems faced by the University and those confronting his own establishment.

It should be possible to draw international comparisons .

Table 3.4 draws some comparisons between their liabilities.

include

These are included for comparison as they were not tested for precise position-independent and copy-number dependent expression.

This has included a comparison with the practice of our partners and allies.

A histological normal control material was included for comparison .

A correction for this effect has already been included in the comparison made in Fig. 8.5.

They may be expressed in terms of overall expenditure and cost per item and include comparisons with historic expenditure and budget expectations.

The directories should also be purged, otherwise out of date files will be included in the comparison .

invite

And instead of heading off into uncharted waters, Shyamalan has positively invited comparisons with his previous opus.

No other sport invites such comparisons .

The lightness and wit of Brooke-Rose's novels do, however, invite comparison with those of Muriel Spark.

Perhaps movie marketers should have been more careful about inviting comparisons .

This would seem to invite an invidious comparison between white youth who are unemployed and their more successful black peers.

The movie invites comparison to numerous secular films and, more often than not, it suffers from the resulting deja vu.

involve

It often involves the comparison of observed effects with expectations or intentions.

In effect, they involve a comparison of the general equilibrium of the economy with and without the government budget.

Talk might involve ideas of comparison of shape, size, colour or weight.

Its use subsequently spread to other public sector analyses involving a comparison of costs and benefits over time.

An interpretation of a provision of Community law thus involves a comparison of the different language versions.

The discussion which follows may involve comparison and the use of various mathematical ideas.

There will also be a number of analytic papers, some involving international comparisons .

It may also involve comparison with other professions and other occupations and not just with rewards within the organisation.

make

Any one student may take modules from a number of subject areas and will make comparisons of workloads and standards.

The overall profile of Clio customers during 1992 makes an interesting comparison to the average for the supermini sector.

He would instead become stuck making endless comparisons and contrasts, often making no decision at all or a purely random one.

This very often happens in planning because some departments makes them vague in comparison .

Even if you fall in love with the first one you see, it's important to be able to make comparisons .

The Ego loves making comparisons - and this can be useful.

But this may also attract criticism from parents if they make their own comparisons about trends and innovations.

pale

Everything pales in comparison to a creation of this awesome magnitude.

But that pales in comparison to what he brings to this city.

The two disputes he mentioned pale in comparison with others looming on the horizon.

They also prevail in an era where travel abuses pale in comparison to those of earlier years.

Online shopping pales somewhat in comparison , which was the point of Larry Elliott's article.

But the nine goals paled in comparison to the 16-plus average the stars have produced over the past seven games.

Still, encouraging as such capital outlays are, they pale in comparison with Western investment in neighboring countries.

provide

Table 8. 7 provides a comparison of two typical processing options.

The generally optimistic tenor of this debate provides a revealing comparison with those public views examined for the earlier period.

Plastic tubing of different sizes provide opportunities for comparisons .

Their employers will also be interviewed, and other farms will be surveyed soas to provide a point of comparison .

Such products are often of excellent educational design, but they do not provide comparisons between competing systems or databases.

Management development opportunities through shadowing managerial roles and processes provide a contrast and comparison for reflection on the management of education.

seem

Oh, how puny my contemporaries seem by comparison !

Mount Rushmore would have seemed a bagatelle by comparison .

The brilliant colours make even the glossiest illustration seem dull by comparison .

The second version seems naked by comparison .

The Agip Motel, it was called; the Speke seemed quite luxurious by comparison .

They are the deadliest weapons of all, so that now the gun seems almost innocent by comparison .

Her own visit to the cinema with an inarticulate young man from the West of Ireland seemed very dull by comparison .

stand

Our commitment to quality and to professionalism will ensure that this prototype database will stand comparison by international standards.

It would stand comparison even with that special day.

Rory was just another one, he'd not stand the comparison either, Parr was the real thing.

Both Lemper and Stratas have recorded it, but Réaux stands comparison well.

It certainly stands out by comparison with Psychology in and People.

use

There are three notable studies that use this method of comparison .

However, before we look at specific implementation schemes, we want to introduce a few terms to use in making comparisons .

Decision makers should satisfy themselves that current practice is itself worth having before using it as a comparison for a new treatment.

Psychometric methods have also been used in comparisons of two or more methods of library instruction.

Performance measures are usually most helpful when used for comparisons: for example, between units performing similar tasks, or over time.

Linear regression was used for comparison with different variables.

Part 4 contains a list of the reference data sets and reference results used for the comparisons made throughout the book.

It is widely assumed that these scoring systems can be used for comparisons .

PHRASES FROM OTHER ENTRIES

draw a comparison/parallel/distinction etc

Here Locke draws a parallel between modes such as triangles, and substances such as gold and the Strasburg clock.

I drew a parallel between the grinding plates and the grinding, unresolved pressures underlying this election year.

I will start by drawing a distinction between what I will call social science history and hermeneutic history.

It is also clear that it is difficult to draw comparisons between the Western Isles and the developing countries.

It is now commonplace to draw a distinction between care in and care by the community.

John Mortimer made the presentation speech, drawing parallels between Dickens and Dostoevsky.

Why draw a distinction between the adopted and the biological child?

pale in/by comparison

But even these concerns pale by comparison with the fears that people have about traffic safety.

But that pales in comparison to what he brings to this city.

But the nine goals paled in comparison to the 16-plus average the stars have produced over the past seven games.

Everything pales in comparison to a creation of this awesome magnitude.

The number fired and to be fired at Burlington Northern pales in comparison with the number to be let go at AT&.

The two disputes he mentioned pale in comparison with others looming on the horizon.

They also prevail in an era where travel abuses pale in comparison to those of earlier years.

EXAMPLES FROM CORPUS

Between treatment comparisons were made using signed rank tests and correlations were sought using Spearman's rank correlation test.

From Augustus to Peter the Great, the history books were ransacked to find suitable comparisons.

Manometric studies in patients with Barrett's oesophagus are few and the comparison with patients with gastrooesophageal reflux are less frequent.

The point of making these comparisons is that artistic practices affect how a critic should describe a landscape.

The Warriors' point guards seem more like foot soldiers in comparison .

These comparisons form the basis for the determination of prevalence estimates for anemia, growth retardation, or overweight.

This is an attempt to distance themselves from comparisons with those doing research in brain modeling.

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