Correct spelling, explanation: the word comparison comes from Latin comparationem as a noun of action, derivated from past participle stem of comparare. However, in Old English, the suffix ation was changed into aison and the word was used as comparaison. Next in Middle English, it was spelled as comparison and that is still today. Hence, only comparison is correct.
Definition of comparison:
noun, the act of examining to what extent people or things are similar or different,
My house is really small in comparison with other buildings in the city.
Your dress is more expensive in comparison with mine but it’s of better quality.
Phrases with comparison:
there is no comparison – used to say that someone or something is clearly better than others,
There is no comparison between the novel and its adaptation in the movie.
When I’m thinking of my house, there is no comparison, this is the best.
evolves/invites comparison with – something is similar to another one,
This poem invites comparison with the work of my mother.
Incorrect spelling, explanation: the word comparison is a noun derived from the verb compare. The correct suffix added to the base is (i)son, not (i)sion. Therefore, the form
comparision is wrong and there is no such word in English. However, in Old English, there was the form comparaison because the ending was a(i)son. This does not change the fact that comparision is written incorrectly and only comparison is used in English nowadays.
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