To feel the pulse, aller à tâtons, to throw out a feeler.

    (Adjectives). Experimental, crucial, tentative, probationary, empirical, sub judice.

    (Adverbs). A tâtons.

  1. Comparison (Substantives), collation, contrast, identification.
  2. A comparison, simile, similitude, analogy, metaphor, allegory 521.

    (Verbs). To compare to or with; to collate, confront, place side by side, or in juxtaposition, to draw a parallel, institute a comparison, contrast, balance, identify.

    (Phrase). Parvis componere magna.

    (Adjectives). Comparative, metaphorical, figurative, allegorical, compared with, pitted against, placed by the side of.

  3. Discrimination (Substantives), distinction, differentiation, perception or appreciation of difference, taste 850, judgment, nice perception, tact, critique.
  4. (Phrases). To split hairs; to cut blocks with a razor.

    (Verbs). To discriminate, distinguish, differentiate, to separate or winnow the chaff from the wheat.

    (Adjectives). Discriminating, etc., discriminative, distinctive, diagnostic, judicial.

  5. Indiscrimination (Substantives), indistinctness, indistinction 460.

    (Verbs). Not to distinguish or discriminate, neglect, overlook, lose sight of a distinction.

    (Adjectives). Indiscriminate, undistinguished, undistinguishable, unmeasured.

  6. Measurement (Substantives), admeasurement, mensuration, survey, valuation, appraisement, assessment, assize, estimation, reckoning, evaluation; mileage, voltage, etc.
  7. Geometry, geodetics, geodesy, orthometry, gauging, altimetry, sounding, surveying, weighing, ponderation, trutination, dead reckoning, metrology.

    A measure, standard, rule, compass, callipers, gauge, meter, line, rod, plumb-line, plummet, log, log-line, sound, sounding-rod, sounding-line, index, flood-mark, check.

    Scale, graduation, graduated scale, vernier, quadrant, theodolite, etc., balance, scales, steelyard, beam, weather-glass, barometer, aneroid, barograph, arèometer, altimeter, clinometer, graphometer, thermometer, tachometer, pedometer, ammeter, voltmeter, micrometer, etc.

    (Verbs). To measure, mete, value, assess, rate, appraise, estimate, form an estimate, set a value on, appreciate, span, pace, step, apply the compass, rule, scale, etc., gauge, plumb, probe, sound, fathom, heave the log, survey, weigh, poise, balance, hold the scales, take an average, graduate, evaluate, size up, to place in the beam, to take into account, price.

    (Adjectives). Measuring, etc., metrical, ponderable, measurable.

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