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  • 1 comparison — com|par|i|son [ kəm perısən ] noun *** 1. ) count or uncount the process of considering how things or people are different and how they are similar: make/draw a comparison: It is very difficult to make comparisons across schools. comparison… …

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  • 2 comparison */*/*/ — UK [kəmˈpærɪs(ə)n] / US [kəmˈperɪsən] noun Word forms comparison : singular comparison plural comparisons 1) a) [countable/uncountable] the process of considering how things or people are similar and how they are different make/draw a comparison …

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  • 3 Comparison — Com*par i*son (? or ?), n. [F. comparaison, L. comparatio. See 1st {Compare}.] 1. The act of comparing; an examination of two or more objects with the view of discovering the resemblances or differences; relative estimate. [1913 Webster] As sharp …

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  • 4 Comparison of hands — Comparison Com*par i*son (? or ?), n. [F. comparaison, L. comparatio. See 1st {Compare}.] 1. The act of comparing; an examination of two or more objects with the view of discovering the resemblances or differences; relative estimate. [1913… …

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  • 5 bear comparison — bear (or stand) comparison be of sufficient quality to be likened favorably to someone or something of the same kind it can stand comparison with any publishing house …

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  • 6 comparison — 1. For comparison of adjectives, see adjective 3. 2. Comparison as the noun equivalent of compare is normally followed by with, not to, and this applies also to the expression by or in comparison: • By comparison with some of the 20 million tons… …

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  • 7 comparison — noun ADJECTIVE ▪ favourable/favorable, unfavourable/unfavorable ▪ fair, unfair ▪ broad, crude (esp. BrE), simple ▪ …

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  • 8 bear — I [[t]be͟ə(r)[/t]] VERB USES ♦♦ bears, bearing, bore, borne (Please look at category 19 to see if the expression you are looking for is shown under another headword.) 1) VERB If you bear something somewhere, you carry it there or take it there.… …

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  • 9 Comparison of United States presidential candidates, 2008 — This article compares the presidential candidates in the United States 2008 presidential election. It does not cover previous elections. Because of ballot access restrictions in the United States, not all candidates appeared on the ballots in all …

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  • 10 comparison — com|pa|ri|son W2S3 [kəmˈpærısən] n ▬▬▬▬▬▬▬ 1¦(comparing)¦ 2¦(judgment)¦ 3¦(be like something)¦ 4 there s no comparison 5¦(grammar)¦ ▬▬▬▬▬▬▬ 1.) ¦(COMPARING)¦[U] the process of comparing two or more people or things →↑compare, comparative ↑ …

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  • 11 Bear — Ursine redirects here. For the village, see Ursine, Nevada. For other uses, see Bear (disambiguation). Bears Temporal range: 38–0 Ma …

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  • 12 comparison — noun 1 COMPARING (U) the process of comparing two people or things (+ with): Comparison with the director s earlier movies seems inevitable. | by comparison (=compared to someone or something else): After months of being in a tropical climate,… …

    Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • 13 bear — bear1 W1 [beə US ber] v past tense bore [bo: US bo:r] past participle borne [bo:n US bo:rn] [T] ▬▬▬▬▬▬▬ 1¦(deal with something)¦ 2 can t bear something 3 bear (something) in mind 4¦(accept/be responsible for)¦ 5¦(support)¦ 6¦(sign/mark)¦ …

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  • 14 bear — I [[t]bɛər[/t]] v. bore, borne born, bear•ing 1) to hold up or support: The columns bear the weight of the roof[/ex] 2) to give birth to: to bear a child[/ex] 3) to produce by natural growth: a tree that bears fruit[/ex] 4) to sustain or be… …

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  • 15 Bear in the woods — There is a bear in the woods was the opening line of an effective political campaign television commercial formally titled Bear (or If There is a Bear ). The ad was part of the 1984 U.S. presidential campaign of Republican Party candidate Ronald… …

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  • 16 Comparison of revision control software — The following is a comparison of revision control software. The following tables includes general and technical information for notable revision control and software configuration management (SCM) software. This is an incomplete list, which may… …

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  • 17 bear — {{Roman}}I.{{/Roman}} noun Bear is used before these nouns: ↑habitat, ↑hunt, ↑market, ↑trap {{Roman}}II.{{/Roman}} verb 1 accept/deal with sth VERB + BEAR ▪ be able to, can ▪ …

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  • 18 Comparison of the AK-47 and M16 — M16 (top) and AK 47 (bottom) assault rifles Firearm AK 47 M16A1 Manufacturer Izhmash ArmaLite, Colt …

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  • 19 comparison — n. 1 the act or an instance of comparing. 2 a simile or semantic illustration. 3 capacity for being likened; similarity (there s no comparison). 4 (in full degrees of comparison) Gram. the positive, comparative, and superlative forms of… …

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  • 20 Comparison of open source and closed source — Open source the source availability model used by free and open source software (FOSS) and closed source are two approaches to the distribution of software. Contents 1 Background 2 Commercialization 2.1 Proprietary software …

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