Comparator



[kuh m-par-uh-ter, kom-puh-rey-] /kəmˈpær ə tər, ˈkɒm pəˌreɪ-/

noun
1.
any of various instruments for making , as of lengths or distances, tints of colors, etc.
2.
Electronics. a circuit for two signals, as readings of duplicate information stored in a digital computer, and for giving an indication of agreement or disagreement between them.
/kəmˈpærətə/
noun
1.
any instrument used to measure a property of a system by comparing it with a standard system
2.
an electric circuit that compares two signals and gives an indication of the extent of their dissimilarity
n.

1883, agent noun in Latin form from compare.

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