Assertion vs Comparison - What's the difference?

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As nouns the difference between assertion and comparison

is that assertion is the act of asserting, or that which is asserted; positive declaration or averment; affirmation; statement asserted; position advanced while comparison is the act of comparing or the state or process of being compared.

assertion

English

Noun

(en noun)
  • The act of asserting, or that which is asserted; positive declaration or averment; affirmation; statement asserted; position advanced.
  • Maintenance; vindication; as, the assertion of one's rights or prerogatives.
  • (computing) A statement in a program asserting a condition expected to be true at a particular point, used in debugging.
  • Anagrams

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    comparison

    English

    Noun

    (en noun)
  • The act of comparing or the state or process of being compared.
  • :
  • *{{quote-magazine, date=2013-07-20, volume=408, issue=8845, magazine=(The Economist)
  • , title= Old soldiers? , passage=Whether modern, industrial man is less or more warlike than his hunter-gatherer ancestors is impossible to determine. The machine gun is so much more lethal than the bow and arrow that comparisons are meaningless.}}
  • An evaluation of the similarities and differences of one or more things relative to some other or each-other.
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  • * (1800-1859)
  • *:As sharp legal practitioners, no class of human beings can bear comparison with them.
  • *(Richard Chenevix Trench) (1807-1886)
  • *:The miracles of our Lord and those of the Old Testament afford many interesting points of comparison .
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  • *:"I don't want to spoil any comparison you are going to make," said Jim, "but I was at Winchester and New College." ΒΆ "That will do," said Mackenzie. "I was dragged up at the workhouse school till I was twelve."
  • With a negation, the state of being similar or alike.
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  • (label) The ability of adjectives and adverbs to form three degrees, as in hot, hotter, hottest .
  • That to which, or with which, a thing is compared, as being equal or like; illustration; similitude.
  • *(Bible), (w) iv. 30
  • *:Whereto shall we liken the kingdom of God? Or with what comparison shall we compare it?
  • (label) A simile.
  • (label) The faculty of the reflective group which is supposed to perceive resemblances and contrasts.