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comparative

noun [C]  /kəmˈpær·ət̬·ɪv/ us  

comparative noun [C] (GRAMMAR)

grammar the form of an adjective or adverb that shows the thing or action described has more of the quality than some others of the same type: “Faster” is the comparative of “fast.” “Better” is the comparative of “good.”

comparative

adjective [not gradable]  /kəmˈpær·ət̬·ɪv/ us  

comparative adjective [not gradable] (EXAMINING DIFFERENCES)

considering the differences between one thing and another: The research examined the comparative effectiveness of the two medical treatments.
comparatively
adverb  /kəmˈpær·ət̬·ɪv·li/ us  
The job was comparatively well paid, as factory jobs go.
(Definition of comparative from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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