Meaning of COMPARISON in English


transcription, транскрипция: [ kəm-ˈper-ə-sən, -ˈpa-rə- ]


Etymology: Middle English, from Anglo-French comparison, from Latin comparation-, comparatio, from comparare

Date: 14th century

1. : the act or process of comparing: as

a. : the representing of one thing or person as similar to or like another

b. : an examination of two or more items to establish similarities and dissimilarities

his faults seem minor by comparison

2. : identity of features : similarity

several points of comparison between the two

3. : the modification of an adjective or adverb to denote different levels of quality, quantity, or relation

Merriam-Webster's Collegiate English vocabulary.      Энциклопедический словарь английского языка Merriam Webster.