- the function of an adverb or adjective that is used to indicate degrees of superiority or inferiority in quality, quantity, or intensity.
- the patterns of formation involved therein.
- the degrees of a particular word, displayed in a fixed order, as mild, milder, mildest, less mild, least mild.
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Origin of comparison
OTHER WORDS FROM comparisonin·ter·com·par·i·son, nounpre·com·par·i·son, nounre·com·par·i·son, noun
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Example sentences from the Web for comparison
Still, with whatever challenges we’re facing, we know it pales in comparison to the challenges faced by families who have lost loved ones or are suffering financial hardship.
That’s a result of the massive federal spending response to the pandemic, and, for comparison purposes, is well beyond the 119% reached after the Second World War.Top CEOs are more confident about growth now than they were before the pandemic|Alan Murray|August 25, 2020|Fortune
Many research groups have been publishing comparisons of the antibody titers from the blood of people inoculated with their vaccine candidates to the antibody titers found in the blood of people who have recovered from Covid-19.Scientists to Wall Street: You don’t really understand how COVID vaccine tests work|Jeremy Kahn|August 24, 2020|Fortune
By comparison, the S&P 500 was richly priced before the outbreak, and it’s just as expensive now—more so if you assume the recession will depress profits for a couple of years.Despite Warren Buffett’s selloff, bank stocks look like great buys in this market|Shawn Tully|August 18, 2020|Fortune
Based on a comparison of sections of nuclear DNA that contained gene pairs with either matching or differing molecular compositions, the investigators calculated the approximate size of past breeding populations.Climate change, not hunters, may have killed off woolly rhinos|Bruce Bower|August 13, 2020|Science News
I enjoyed it, but thought it paled in comparison to their debut.Coffee Talk with Fred Armisen: On ‘Portlandia,’ Meeting Obama, and Taylor Swift’s Greatness|Marlow Stern|January 7, 2015|DAILY BEAST
For comparison, inmates at high-security federal prisons cost about $34,000 per year on average, as of 2012.
I was quite specifically talking about the comparison between playing Heimdall on one day, and playing Mandela on the next.Idris Elba on Eric Garner, ‘Mi Mandela,’ and Selling Weed to Dave Chappelle|Marlow Stern|December 6, 2014|DAILY BEAST
In comparison, “Ring Off” is almost jarring in its more cooled down, island vibe.Beyonce’s New “7/11” and “Ring Off” Will Give You Reason to Live (And Dance)|Kevin Fallon|November 21, 2014|DAILY BEAST
But that pales in comparison to the biggest alteration—the ending.The Unbelievable (True) Story of the World’s Most Infamous Hash Smuggler|Marlow Stern|November 14, 2014|DAILY BEAST
By comparison with it, the oat stocks shone pale and silvery.Prescott of Saskatchewan|Harold Bindloss
She desired to meet him for comparison's sake, and to criticize a popular hero.The Tragic Comedians, Complete|George Meredith
The psalmist dwells on the picture, reiterating the comparison in ver.The Expositor's Bible: The Psalms, Vol. 2|Alexander Maclaren
The repose of provincial life was hard to bear in comparison.Louis XIV and La Grande Mademoiselle|Arvede Barine
The chapters which fall within the line of our inquiry are based chiefly on a comparison between Western Europe and India.Villainage in England|Paul Vinogradoff