If you say
, for example
, that something is large or small in comparison with
, in comparison to
, or by comparison with
something else, you mean
that it is larger or smaller than the other thing.
Is the human heart weak in comparison with the other organs?
The amount of carbon dioxide released by human activities such as burning coal and
oil is small in comparison.
Those places are modern by comparison with Tresillian.
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