The act of comparing or the process of being compared.
From O.Fr. comparaison from L. comparationem, from p.p. stem of comparare, → compare.
Hamsanješ, from hamsanj present tense stem of hamsanjidan, → compare, + -š verbal noun suffix.
Fr.: spectre de comparaison
A spectrum of known substances used as a standard of comparison for investigating spectra of celestial objects.
Fr.: étoile de comparaison
A non-variable star used to monitor the variations of another nearby star.