464. Comparison.

464. Comparison.NOUN. comparison, collation, contrast; identification; comparative estimate, relative estimate, relativity.

simile, similitude, analogy (similarity) 17; allegory &c. (metaphor) 521.

matching, pattern-matching.

[quantitative comparison] ratio, proportion (number) 84.

[results of comparison] discrimination 465; indiscrimination 465a; identification 465b.

VERB. compare to, compare with; collate, confront; place side by side, juxtapose &c. (near) 197; set against one another, pit against one another; contrast, balance.

identify, draw a parallel, parallel.

compare notes; institute a comparison; parva componere magnis [Lat.].

ADJ. comparative; metaphorical &c. 521.

compared with &c. v.; comparable; judged by comparison.

ADV. relatively &c. (relation) 9; as compared with &c. v.

PHR. Comparisons are odious;

“Comparisons are odorous.” {Shakespeare—Much Ado About Nothing. Act III. Sc. 5. (Dogberry) }.


Roget’s Thesaurus 1911. Compiled, edited and supplemented by Nicholas Shea. Dev version 1.7.9b Compiled on: 19 January 2022 at 05:16:38
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