Comparison


Comparison
(Roget's Thesaurus)
<- N
PARAG:Comparison->N
GRP: \\ N \\ 1
Sgm: \\ N \\ 1 \\ comparison
comparison
collation
contrast
Sgm: \\ N \\ 1 \\ identification
identification
Sgm: \\ N \\ 1 \\ comparative estimate
comparative estimate
relative estimate
GRP: \\ N \\ 2
Sgm: \\ N \\ 2 \\ simile
simile
similitude
analogy
=>(similarity)
???>17
Sgm: \\ N \\ 2 \\ allegory
allegory
&c.(metaphor) 521
PARAG:Comparison->V
GRP: \\ V \\ 1
Sgm: \\ V \\ 1 \\ compare to
compare to
compare with
Sgm: \\ V \\ 1 \\ collate
collate
confront
Sgm: \\ V \\ 1 \\ place side by side
place side by side
&c.(near) 197
Sgm: \\ V \\ 1 \\ set against one another
set against one another
pit against one another
Sgm: \\ V \\ 1 \\ contrast
contrast
balance
GRP: \\ V \\ 2
Sgm: \\ V \\ 2 \\ identify
identify
draw a parallel
parallel
GRP: \\ V \\ 3
Sgm: \\ V \\ 3 \\ compare notes
compare notes
Sgm: \\ V \\ 3 \\ institute a comparison
institute a comparison
Sgm: \\ V \\ 3 \\ parva componere magnis
parva componere magnis
=>(Lat)
PARAG:Comparison->Adj
GRP: \\ Adj \\ 1
Sgm: \\ Adj \\ 1 \\ comparative
comparative
Sgm: \\ Adj \\ 1 \\ metaphorical
metaphorical
&c. 521
GRP: \\ Adj \\ 2
Sgm: \\ Adj \\ 2 \\ compared with
compared with
&c.->V.
Sgm: \\ Adj \\ 2 \\ comparable
comparable
Sgm: \\ Adj \\ 2 \\ judged by comparison
judged by comparison
PARAG:Comparison->Adv
GRP: \\ Adv \\ 1
Sgm: \\ Adv \\ 1 \\ relatively
relatively
&c.(relation) 9
Sgm: \\ Adv \\ 1 \\ as compared with
as compared with
&c.->V.

English dictionary for students. 2013.

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  • comparison — 1. For comparison of adjectives, see adjective 3. 2. Comparison as the noun equivalent of compare is normally followed by with, not to, and this applies also to the expression by or in comparison: • By comparison with some of the 20 million tons… …   Modern English usage

  • comparison — [kəm par′ə sən] n. [ME < OFr comparaison < L comparatio < pp. of COMPARE] 1. a comparing or being compared; estimation of similarities and differences 2. sufficient likeness to make meaningful comparison possible; possibility of… …   English World dictionary

  • comparison — I noun alikeness, analogical procedure, analogy, association, balance, comparatio, comparative estimate, conlatio, contrast, correlation, equation, measurement, nearness, parallel, rapprochement, relative estimate, relative estimation,… …   Law dictionary

  • Comparison — Com*par i*son, v. t. To compare. [Obs.] Wyclif. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • comparison — mid 14c., from O.Fr. comparaison (12c.), from L. comparationem (nom. comparatio), noun of action from pp. stem of comparare make equal with, liken, bring together for a contest, lit. to couple together, to form in pairs, from com with (see COM… …   Etymology dictionary

  • comparison — [n] contrasting; corresponding allegory, analogizing, analogy, analyzing, association, balancing, bringing together, collating, collation, comparability, connection, contrast, correlation, discrimination, distinguishing, dividing, estimation,… …   New thesaurus

  • comparison — ► NOUN 1) the action or an instance of comparing. 2) the quality of being similar or equivalent …   English terms dictionary

  • comparison — n. 1) to draw, make a comparison 2) to hold up under comparison 3) to defy comparison 4) a favorable; unfavorable comparison 5) a comparison between; to, with (there is no comparison between them; she made a comparison of our literature to… …   Combinatory dictionary

  • comparison — com|pa|ri|son W2S3 [kəmˈpærısən] n ▬▬▬▬▬▬▬ 1¦(comparing)¦ 2¦(judgment)¦ 3¦(be like something)¦ 4 there s no comparison 5¦(grammar)¦ ▬▬▬▬▬▬▬ 1.) ¦(COMPARING)¦[U] the process of comparing two or more people or things →↑compare, comparative ↑ …   Dictionary of contemporary English