Meaning of 'comparison' (Webster Dictionary)
- The act of comparing; an examination of two or more
objects with the view of discovering the resemblances or differences;
- 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
- 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.
- A figure by which one person or thing is compared to
another, or the two are considered with regard to some property or
quality, which is common to them both; e.g., the lake sparkled like a
- The faculty of the reflective group which is supposed
to perceive resemblances and contrasts. - To compare.