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noun comparison pronunciation in British English /kəmˈpærɪs(ə)n/ 
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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 politicians' views 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.

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