comparison

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Comparison is on the Basic English 850 List.

Pronunciation[change]

  • (US) IPA (key): /kəmˈpɛrɪsən/ or /kəmˈpærɪsən/
  • (UK) IPA (key): /kəmˈpærɪsən/
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Noun[change]

Singular
comparison

Plural
comparisons

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Comparison is on the Academic Vocabulary List.
  1. (countable & uncountable) When someone makes a comparison between two things, the person thinks about how the two things are the same and how they are different, which one is bigger etc.
    I need to make some comparisons between different houses before I make a decision about which house to buy.
    A careful comparison will show that this cup has a little more water than the other cup.

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