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People/things are compared because they have comparability.

Comparability is not a thing, but it is a property of things. People/things are compared because they have comparability. Anything which does not have comparability cannot be compared. Comparability is a similarity allowing comparison.

Terms of reference

  • Comparable: able to be compared or worthy of comparison
  • Comparison: examining resemblances or differences; qualities that are comparable; relation based on similarities and differences
  • Analogy: drawing a comparison in order to show a similarity in some respect
  • Homology: the quality of being similar or corresponding in position or value or structure or function
  • Homolog: a word shared by two languages or dialects; one of a group of similar DNA sequences that share a common ancestry; Something homologous
  • Clone: a person who is almost identical to another; an unauthorized copy or imitation; a group of genetically identical cells or organisms derived from a single cell or individual by some kind of asexual reproduction
  • Copy: make a replica of
  • Analog: something having the property of being analogous to something else
  • Analogous: similar or correspondent in some respects though otherwise dissimilar
  • Resembling: appear like; be similar or bear a likeness to
  • Resemblance: similarity in appearance or external or superficial details
  • Alike: in a like manner; equally
  • Similar: resembling or similar; having the same or some of the same
  • Same: closely similar or comparable in kind or quality or quantity or degree; equal in amount or value; in the same manner
  • Sameness: the quality of being alike
  • Identical: having properties with uniform values along all axes; exactly alike; incapable of being perceived as different; being the exact same one; not any other; coinciding exactly when superimposed
  • Equal: be identical or equivalent to; be equal to in quality or ability; make equal, uniform, corresponding, or matching; equal in amount or value
  • Similarly: in like or similar manner
  • Equally: to the same degree (often followed by `as'); in equal amounts or shares; in a balanced or impartial way
  • Synonymous: meaning the same or nearly the same
  • Equivalence: essential equality and interchangeability; a state of being essentially equal or equivalent; equally balanced; qualities that are comparable
  • Equivalent: a person or thing equal to another in value or measure or force or effect or significance etc
  • Different: not like; marked by dissimilarity
  • Difference: the quality of being unlike or dissimilar
  • Unique: without equal
  • Unlike: not like; marked by dissimilarity; not equal in amount
  • Dissimilar: not similar; not like; marked by dissimilarity; not alike or similar
  • Distinct: not alike; different in nature or quality

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