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comparison

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7 in 7 verses (in OT : 3 in 3 verses) (in NT : 4 in 4 verses)

CIDE DICTIONARY

comparisonn. [F. comparaison, L. comparatio. See 1st Compare.].
  •  The act of comparing; an examination of two or more objects with the view of discovering the resemblances or differences; relative estimate.  [1913 Webster]
    "As sharp legal practitioners, no class of human beings can bear comparison with them."  [1913 Webster]
    "The miracles of our Lord and those of the Old Testament afford many interesting points of comparison."  [1913 Webster]
  •  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.  [1913 Webster]
  •  That to which, or with which, a thing is compared, as being equal or like; illustration; similitude.  [1913 Webster]
    "Whereto shall we liken the kingdom of God? Or with what comparison shall we compare it?"  [1913 Webster]
  •  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.  [1913 Webster]
  •  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 jewel.  [1913 Webster]
  •  The faculty of the reflective group which is supposed to perceive resemblances and contrasts.  [1913 Webster]
Beyond comparison, so far superior as to have no likeness, or so as to make comparison needless. -- In comparison of, In comparison with, as compared with; in proportion to. [Archaic] “So miserably unpeopled in comparison of what it once was.”
comparisonv. t. 
     To compare.  Wyclif.  [1913 Webster]

OXFORD DICTIONARY

comparison, n.
1 the act or an instance of comparing.
2 a simile or semantic illustration.
3 capacity for being likened; similarity (there's no comparison).
4 (in full degrees of comparison) Gram. the positive, comparative, and superlative forms of adjectives and adverbs.

Idiom
bear (or stand) comparison (often foll. by with) be able to be compared favourably. beyond comparison
1 totally different in quality.
2 greatly superior; excellent. in comparison with compared to.
Etymology
ME f. OF comparesoun f. L comparatio -onis (as COMPARE)

THESAURUS

comparison

accordance, affinity, agent, agreement, alikeness, alliance, alternate, alternative, analogy, aping, approach, approximation, assimilation, backup, balance, balancing, change, changeling, closeness, commensurability, community, comparability, conformity, contrast, contrasting, copy, copying, correspondence, counterfeit, deputy, double, dummy, equal, equivalent, ersatz, exchange, fake, fill-in, ghost, ghostwriter, identity, imitation, juxtaposing, juxtaposition, kinship, likeness, likening, locum tenens, makeshift, match, metaphor, metonymy, mimicking, nearness, next best thing, parallelism, parity, personnel, phony, pinch hitter, proxy, relation, relationship, relief, replacement, representative, resemblance, reserves, ringer, sameness, second string, secondary, semblance, sign, similarity, simile, similitude, simulation, spares, stand-in, sub, substituent, substitute, substitution, succedaneum, superseder, supplanter, surrogate, symbol, synecdoche, third string, token, understudy, utility player, vicar, vice-president, vice-regent, weighing

ROGET THESAURUS

comparison

Relation

N relation, bearing, reference, connection, concern, cognation, correlation, analogy, similarity, affinity, homology, alliance, homogeneity, association, approximation, filiation, interest, relevancy, dependency, relationship, relative position, comparison, ratio, proportion, link, tie, bond of union, relative, correlative, cognate, relating to, relative to, in relation with, referable or referrible to, belonging to, appurtenant to, in common with, related, connected, implicated, associated, affiliated, allied to, en rapport, in touch with, approximative, approximating, proportional, proportionate, proportionable, allusive, comparable, in the same category, like, relevant, applicable, equiparant, relatively, pertinently, thereof, as to, as for, as respects, as regards, about, concerning, anent, relating to, as relates to, with relation, with reference to, with respect to, with regard to, in respect of, while speaking of, a propos of, in connection with, by the way, by the by, whereas, for as much as, in as much as, in point of, as far as, on the part of, on the score of, quoad hoc, pro re nata, under the head of, of, in the matter of, in re, thereby hangs a tale.

Number

N number, symbol, numeral, figure, cipher, digit, integer, counter, round number, formula, function, series, sum, difference, complement, subtrahend, product, multiplicand, multiplier, multiplicator, coefficient, multiple, dividend, divisor, factor, quotient, submultiple, fraction, rational number, surd, irrational number, transcendental number, mixed number, complex number, complex conjugate, numerator, denominator, decimal, circulating decimal, repetend, common measure, aliquot part, prime number, prime, relative prime, prime factor, prime pair, reciprocal, totient, binary number, octal number, hexadecimal number, permutation, combination, variation, election, ratio, proportion, comparison, progression, arithmetical progression, geometrical progression, harmonical progression, percentage, permilage, figurate numbers, pyramidal numbers, polygonal numbers, power, root, exponent, index, logarithm, antilogarithm, modulus, base, differential, integral, fluxion, fluent, numeral, complementary, divisible, aliquot, reciprocal, prime, relatively prime, fractional, decimal, figurate, incommensurable, proportional, exponential, logarithmic, logometric, differential, fluxional, integral, totitive, positive, negative, rational, irrational, surd, radical, real, complex, imaginary, finite, infinite, impossible, numerically, modulo.

Comparison

N comparison, collation, contrast, identification, comparative estimate, relative estimate, relativity, simile, similitude, analogy (similarity), allegory, matching, pattern-matching, ratio, proportion (number), discrimination, indiscrimination, identification, comparative, metaphorical, compared with, comparable, judged by comparison, relatively, as compared with, comparisons are odious, comparisons are odorous.


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