[ noun ] examining resemblances or differences



Used in print

(Bern Dibner, "Oerstad and the Discovery of Electro...)

The great resemblance between electrical and magnetic_attractions and repulsions and the similarity of their laws necessarily would bring_about this comparison .

(Barry Goldwater, "A Foreign Policy for America"...)

You may have misgivings about certain aspects of our military establishment - I certainly do - but you know any comparison of over-all American strength with over-all Soviet strength finds the United_States not_only superior , but so superior both in present weapons and in the development of new ones that our advantage promises to be a permanent feature of U._S. - Soviet relations for the foreseeable future .

(Arlin Turner, "William Faulkner, Southern Novelist"...)

Such a comparison reminds us that in employing low characters in his works Faulkner is recording actuality in the South and moreover is following a long established literary precedent .

(1961 Research Highlights of the National Bureau of...)

The accuracy of measuring the total electrical energy entering an exploding wire during a_few microseconds was verified when two independent types of comparison with the heat_energy produced had an uncertainty of less_than 2 percent .

(Ralph B. Long. The Sentence and Its Parts: A...)

Where there is comparison or contrast dominant stresses normally operate to center attention .

[ noun ] relation based on similarities and differences

Used in print

(Raymond C. Binder et al., editors, Proceedings...)

Thus , direct comparisons can be drawn with free_burning arcs which have been studied in_detail during the past years and decades by numerous investigators ( Ref. 3 ) .

(Francis J. Johnston and John E. Willard, "The...)

Data on such comparisons together with data on the effect of light intensity are given in Table /1 .

(M. Yokoyama et al., "Chemical and serological...)

In all cases the activity against * * f cells was spread over a wider area than that with * * f cells , regardless of the type of test ( saline , albumin , indirect_Coombs ) used for comparison .

(Gerald Green, The Heartless Light....)

By comparison , Fritzie and Laura_Andrus were quivering fledglings .

(Guy Bolton, The Olympians....)

The casual seduction of a seventeen year old bluestocking seemed tame by comparison .

[ noun ] qualities that are comparable


"no comparison between the two books" "beyond compare"

Related terms

likeness compare compare