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There isn't a comparison.
Entry clearance is a TYPE of visa. This is applied for from outside the UK. You get a vignette sticker in your passport which allows you to enter the UK.

The other type of visa is Leave to Remain, which you apply for from within the UK.

In both cases, you get a Biometric Residence Permit (BRP) as long as you are not a visitor and your leave is longer than 6 months
 

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Hello

My understand is...'Entry Clearance' is granting a person the permission to enter the country, 'Visa' means the type of permission and validity, like Spouse / Marriage / Student / Medical etc. Both are same
 

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Entry Clearance is the permission given in the form of a visa sticker placed in your passport.

A visa can be a variety of things - work, visit, spouse etc.

e.g. you apply and are granted a visit visa. You have entry clearance as a visitor.
e.g. 2 you apply for a spouse visa and are granted. You have entry clearance as a spouse

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