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com·par·i·son

comparison

 
 
pronunciation:
km pae rih sn
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part of speech: noun
definition 1: the act of comparing or the result of being compared.
The teacher's comparison of the two words helped the students understand the difference between them.A comparison of the two pictures shows how important the right light is in photography.
definition 2: a likeness that allows two things to be compared.
There is no comparison between our Little League team and the Yankees.
similar words:
likeness, match, parallel, resemblance, similarity
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com- Latin prefix that means with, together
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The prefix com- attaches to Latin bases beginning with m, p, or b. It has multiple forms, as the m' sound in com- assimilates to the initial sound of the base to which it is attached. See the assimilated forms col-, con-, cor-, and co-. Note: com- is frequently an intensive prefix, as in "commemorate " and "command ."
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syn-
 
par1 Latin root that means equal
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