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But sequence comparisons simply can't account for the development of complex biochemical systems any more than Darwin's comparison of simple and complex eyes told him how vision worked.
Michael Behe

Meaning of "comparison" in the English dictionary

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PRONUNCIATION OF COMPARISON

comparison  [kəmˈpærɪsən] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF COMPARISON

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Comparison is a noun.
A noun is a type of word the meaning of which determines reality. Nouns provide the names for all things: people, objects, sensations, feelings, etc.

WHAT DOES COMPARISON MEAN IN ENGLISH?

Definition of comparison in the English dictionary

The first definition of comparison in the dictionary is the act or process of comparing. Other definition of comparison is the state of being compared. Comparison is also comparable quality or qualities; likeness.


WORDS THAT RHYME WITH COMPARISON


alison
ˈælɪsən
basin
ˈbeɪsən
caparison
kəˈpærɪsən
christen
ˈkrɪsən
engarrison
ɪnˈɡærɪsən
garrison
ˈɡærɪsən
Harrison
ˈhærɪsən
Henryson
ˈhɛnrɪsən
herisson
ˈhɛrɪsən
intercomparison
ˌɪntəkəmˈpærɪsən
Jason
ˈdʒeɪsən
listen
ˈlɪsən
madison
ˈmædɪsən
mason
ˈmeɪsən
Morrison
ˈmɒrɪsən
parison
ˈpærɪsən
rechristen
riːˈkrɪsən
Tyson
ˈtaɪsən
unchristen
ʌnˈkrɪsən
warison
ˈwærɪsən

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE COMPARISON

comparative
comparative advertising
comparative judgment
comparative psychology
comparatively
comparativist
comparator
compare
compare notes
comparer
comparison test
compart
compartment
compartmental
compartmentalisation
compartmentalise
compartmentalization
compartmentalize
compartmentalized
compartmentally

WORDS THAT END LIKE COMPARISON

bear comparison
county prison
degrees of comparison
disgarrison
disherison
disimprison
disinherison
dispersal prison
disprison
Fleet Prison
grison
imprison
livraison
minimum security prison
open prison
orison
postprison
prison
State prison
unprison

Synonyms and antonyms of comparison in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

SYNONYMS OF «COMPARISON»

The following words have a similar or identical meaning as «comparison» and belong to the same grammatical category.
synonyms of comparison

Translation of «comparison» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF COMPARISON

Find out the translation of comparison to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of comparison from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «comparison» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

比较
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

comparación
570 millions of speakers

English

comparison
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

तुलना
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

مُقَارَنَة
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

сравнение
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

comparação
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

তুলনা
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

comparaison
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Perbandingan
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

Vergleich
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

比較
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

비교
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Comparison
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

sự so sánh
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

ஒப்பீடு
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

तुलना
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

karşılaştırma
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

paragone
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

porównanie
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

порівняння
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

comparație
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

σύγκριση
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

vergelyking
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

jämförelse
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

sammenlikning
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of comparison

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «COMPARISON»

The term «comparison» is very widely used and occupies the 3.413 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «COMPARISON» OVER TIME

The graph expresses the annual evolution of the frequency of use of the word «comparison» during the past 500 years. Its implementation is based on analysing how often the term «comparison» appears in digitalised printed sources in English between the year 1500 and the present day.

Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about comparison

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10 QUOTES WITH «COMPARISON»

Famous quotes and sentences with the word comparison.
1
Saint Ambrose
A duty is to be chosen from what is virtuous, and from what is useful, and also from the comparison of the two, one with the other; but nothing is recognized by Christians as virtuous or useful which is not helpful to the future life.
2
Derek Bailey
In the absence of that, I am happy to play solo, but I don't think there is any comparison.
3
Bob Barr
Widespread use of online voting will create the potential for abuse that will make the problems inherent in e-voting pale in comparison.
4
John Battelle
I found the iPad to be too large and heavy to use comfortably in casual situations (like reading in bed, for example), and too limited to use as a replacement for my laptop. By comparison, the Nexus 7 is just the right size for use anywhere - it's very similar in size to my daughter's Kindle Fire, but lighter.
5
Michael Behe
But sequence comparisons simply can't account for the development of complex biochemical systems any more than Darwin's comparison of simple and complex eyes told him how vision worked.
6
Kathryn Bigelow
For some individuals - some soldiers, some contractors - combat provides a kind of purpose and meaning beyond which all else potentially pales in comparison.
7
Kurt Bills
My hope is that people begin to understand what the fiscal realities are - how economic virtue differs from political virtue - and develop a realization of their individual economic philosophy in comparison to their perceived political ideology.
8
Bjornstjerne Bjornson
When you teach children that the life here below is nothing to the life above, that to be visible is nothing in comparison with being invisible, that to be a human being is nothing in comparison with being dead, that is not the way to teach them to view life properly or to love life, to gain courage, strength for work, and love of country.
9
Robert Blair
How blunt are all the arrows of thy quiver in comparison with those of guilt.
10
Nellie Bly
They were being driven to a prison, through no fault of their own, in all probability for life. In comparison, how much easier it would be to walk to the gallows than to this tomb of living horrors!

10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «COMPARISON»

Discover the use of comparison in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to comparison and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
1
A Cross-Cultural Comparison of the American & Japanese ...
The objective is not to advocate the replication of the Japanese educational system and practices, but to promote a better understanding of the strengths and weaknesses of both systems. Charts and figures.
‎1992
2
Comparison: Theories, Approaches, Uses
The work of Gayatri Chakravorty Spivak, Ella Shohat, Robert Stam, R. Radhakrishnan, Bruce Robbins, Ania Loomba, Haun Saussy, Linda Gordon, Walter D. Mignolo, Shu-mei Shih, and Pheng Cheah are included with contributions by anthropologists ...
Rita Felski, Susan Stanford Friedman, 2013
3
English Adjective Comparison: A Historical Perspective
The present work contributes to a better understanding of the English system of degree by means of a study of a number of aspects in the evolution of adjective comparison that have so far either been considered controversial or not been ...
Victorina González-Díaz, 2008
4
International Comparison of Physical Education: Concepts, ...
In this important book the situation of Physical Education is compared by means of a worldwide survey. This allows the definition of some universally .
Uwe Pühse, Markus Gerber, 2005
5
Grounds of Comparison: Around the Work of Benedict Anderson
It is no understatement to say that this is one of the most influential books of the last twenty years. Widely read both by social scientists and humanists, it has become an unavoidable document.
Pheng Cheah, Jonathan D. Culler, 2003
6
Beyond Comparison: Sex and Discrimination
By displaying an impressive command of the feminist literature as well as intellectual rigor, this work promises to be a milestone in the debate about gender equality and will interest students and professionals in the areas of legal theory ...
Timothy Macklem, 2003
7
Participation and Political Equality: A Seven-Nation Comparison
This book provides insight into an ongoing debate among political scientists and sociologist: why is political participation in some nations distributed evenly across economic, social, and educational lines, whereas other nations foster ...
Sidney Verba, Norman H. Nie, Jae-on Kim, 1979
8
Constitutional Courts in Comparison: The U.S. Supreme Court ...
This volume shows that the U.S. Supreme Court and the German Federal Constitutional court fulfill similar functions and are faced with similar issues: the vast majority of cases are complaints or petitions from citizens whereas the ...
Ralf Rogowski, Thomas Gawron, 2002
9
Modes of Comparison: Theory & Practice
Many of the chapters in this interdisciplinary volume update landmark essays from the journalComparative Studies in Society and History.
Aram A. Yengoyan, 2006
10
Human Resource Management: An International Comparison
By relating a careful selection of some 50 paintings, the video traces Mondrian's development from naturalism through Cubism to pure abstraction. His writings on art are quoted in the commentary.
Rüdiger Pieper, 1990

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «COMPARISON»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term comparison is used in the context of the following news items.
1
VOTD: Side-by-Side Comparison of 'Whiplash' and the Short Film …
And if you've ever wondered how the two compare, a YouTube video has a fantastic side-by-side comparison showing how the short and the ... «/FILM, Jul 15»
2
Scott Walker the Musician vs. Scott Walker the Politician: A …
Scott Walker the Politician: A Comparison ... regardless of incest or rape), here's a graphic comparison to clear up any lingering uncertainty. «Billboard, Jul 15»
3
Ford Fiesta ST v Volkswagen Polo GTI Comparison review
Rarely has Volkswagen's iconic GTI badge been so humbled as it was in November 2013 when we last put the go-fast Polo in the ring with the ... «CarAdvice, Jul 15»
4
Side-By-Side Comparison of New Oreo Thins to Original
Side-By-Side Comparison of New Oreo Thins to Original. More. Here's how these skinnier snacks stack up to the original. 0:47 | 07/07/15. Share. Title. «ABC News, Jul 15»
5
CTV Grocery Price Comparison for July
Superstore came out on top in CTV Calgary's price comparison of grocery items on Sunday, July 5, giving shoppers the best buy for their ... «CTV News, Jul 15»
6
OECD comparison of health systems show achievements and …
In its comparison of more than 40 health indicators in the 34 OECD countries, the organization found that Israelis have a 39-percent copayment ... «Jerusalem Post Israel News, Jul 15»
7
Oregon to create hospital cost-comparison Website
The Oregon Association of Hospitals and Health Systems, which represents Oregon's 62 community hospitals, on Tuesday celebrated the ... «KTVZ, Jul 15»
8
AMD vs. NVIDIA Price Comparison Table – July/2015
The goal of this table is to present the positioning of desktop video cards based on chips from AMD and NVIDIA, in order to show which ... «Hardware Secrets, Jul 15»
9
Comparison: Key Forex Trading Currency Econmies
I use the PMI Manufacturing reports as a benchmark for how economies are currently perfoming. While Manufacturing PMI data tend to be a ... «Nasdaq, Jul 15»
10
Elliot Quest selling more strongly on Wii U in comparison to Steam
Ansimuz Games have found that their sales numbers for Elliot Quest on Wii U are “much bigger” than those achieved on Steam, according to ... «Nintendo Insider, Jul 15»

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