Comparison vs Correspond - What's the difference?

comparison | correspond |


As a noun comparison

is the act of comparing or the state or process of being compared.

As a verb correspond is

to be equivalent or similar in character, quantity, quality, origin, structure, function etc.

Other Comparisons: What's the difference?

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.
  • :
  • * (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 .
  • *
  • *:"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.
  • :
  • (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.
  • correspond

    English

    Verb

    (en verb)
  • to be equivalent or similar in character, quantity, quality, origin, structure, function etc.
  • to exchange messages, especially by postal letter, over a period of time.
  • I've been corresponding with my German pen pal for three years.