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part of speech: noun
definition 1: the process or result of comparing or of being compared.
This detailed comparison of the two systems helped me understand the differences.
similar words:
analogy, contrast
definition 2: a basis for comparing or revealing a likeness.
There is no comparison between them.
similar words:
analogy, likeness, match, parallel, resemblance, similarity
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adjective + (n.)comparison accurate, apt, constant, cross-cultural, demographic, detailed, direct, experimental, explicit, favorable, follow-up, head-to-head, inevitable, invidious, matched, meaningful, mild, multiple, normative, paired, pale, planned, post, prior, quantitative, relevant, simultaneous, statistical, subsequent, systematic, tame, trivial, unfair, unfavorable, useful, valid  [See all][See only the most frequent]
verb + (n.)comparison conduct, draw, evoke, facilitate, invite, pair, pale, permit, preclude
(n.)comparison + verb reveal, shop
noun + (n.)comparison Help analysis, baseline, basis, criteria, gender, means, reliability, statistics, variance
Word Parts  About this feature
The word comparison contains the following parts:
com- Latin prefix that means with, together
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The prefix com- attaches to Latin bases beginning with m, p, or b. It has multiple forms, as the 'm' sound in com- assimilates to the initial sound of the base to which it is attached. See the assimilated forms col-, con-, cor-, and co-. Note: com- is frequently an intensive prefix, as in "commemorate " and "command ."
par1 Latin root that means equal