comparison

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drawing a comparison in order to show a similarity in some respect analogy
comparison showing similarities between different entities analogy
relating to a finale that was unexciting in comparison to the earlier events anticlimatic
point of reference or standard of comparison benchmark
scale standard, to check or adjust in comparison with calibrate
act of checking or adjusting (by comparison with a standard) the accuracy of a measuring instrument calibration , standardisation , standardization
bowling pin that is thin by comparison with a tenpin candlepin
careful examination and comparison to note points of disagreement collation
degrees of comparison for adjective, adverb comparative , positive , superlative
comparison degrees for adjectives, adverbs comparative , positive , superlative
adjective and adverb degrees of comparison comparative , superlative
elaborate poetic image or a far-fetched comparison of very dissimilar things conceit
metaphor or exaggerated comparison conceit
procedure that is varied in order to estimate a variable's effect by comparison with a control condition condition , experimental condition
focussed comparison; bringing together for a careful comparison confrontation
comparison for experiment, standard of control
standard of comparison control , measure
basis for comparison; a reference point against which other things can be evaluated criterion , measure , standard , touchstone
test for judgment and comparison criterion , touchstone , yardstick
(biology) the field of science concerned with processes of communication and control (especially the comparison of these processes in biological and artificial systems) cybernetics
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