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noun     comparison pronunciation in British English
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  1. 1
    [countable/uncountable] the process of considering how things or people are similar and how they are different
    make/draw a comparison:

    It is very difficult to make comparisons across other schools.

    comparison between:

    Direct comparison between the two languages is not possible.

    comparison of:

    We have made a systematic comparison of the techniques used by the different players.

    1. a.
      [countable] a document, statement etc which makes a comparison between different things

      The comparison will show how far politiciansviews reflect those of the citizens.

      comparison between/with/of:

      Table 2 provides a comparison with last year’s results.

  2. 2
    [countable/uncountable] the process of finding things that are similar between two or more things or people
    make/draw a comparison:

    He drew comparisons between the problems faced by the university and those confronting his own establishment.

    comparison between/with/of:

    The comparison with his work is probably unfair.

  3. 3
    [countable/uncountable] linguistics changes in the form of an adjective or adverb to show that someone or something has more of a quality, such as the change from ‘good’ to ‘better’ and ‘best
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a description of an economic or political situation based on analysis of information at the present time

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an unregulated form of capitalism that features financial deregulation, privatisation and low tax for high earners

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