Ko te kimi, ko te whiriwhiri i ngā ōritenga o ētahi mea e rua, nui ake rānei, pērā i ētahi mahere waea pūkoro e rua. I ētahi wā, ko te whāinga o te whakatairite, ko te whakatau ko tēhea te mea pai ake. I te nuinga o te wā, ka haere tahi te whakatairite me te whakatauaro (arā, te whiriwhiri i ngā rerekētanga).
Looking for and working out the similarities in two or more things, such as two mobile phone plans. Sometimes the aim of the comparison is to make a decision about which is best. Usually comparing, and contrasting (which focusses on differences), are done together.