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com‧pa‧ri‧son S3 W2


[uncountable] the process of comparing two or more people or things [↪ compare, comparative]
comparison with
Comparison with his previous movies shows how Lee has developed as a director.
in comparison (with/to something)
In comparison to other recent video games, this one isn't very exciting.
He was a loud friendly man. In comparison, his brother was rather shy.
by comparison (with something)
By comparison with other European countries, car prices in the UK are very high.
After months of living in a tropical climate, Spain seemed cool by comparison.
for comparison (with something)
These figures are provided for comparison with the results of previous studies.
He showed us the original text for comparison.
Her paintings invite comparison with those of the early Impressionists (=they remind you of them).
stand/bear comparison (=is as good as someone or something else)
Irving's work bears comparison with the best of the modern novelists.
on comparison British English (=after you have compared two things to see if they are similar or different)
On comparison, the Renault was the more reliable of the two cars.


[countable] a statement or examination of how similar or different two people or things are
comparison of
a comparison of pollution levels in Chicago and Detroit
comparison between
The article makes a comparison between the two poems.

be like something

[countable] a statement that someone or something is like someone or something else
(make/draw) a comparison between somebody/something (=show the similarities between two people or things)
The writer draws comparisons between the two presidents.
You can't make a comparison between American and Japanese schools - they're too different.

there's no comparison

spoken used when you think that someone or something is much better than someone or something else
there's no comparison between
There's just no comparison between canned vegetables and fresh ones.


[uncountable]SLG a word used in grammar meaning the way an adverb or adjective changes its form to show whether it is comparative or superlative

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