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comparative

noun [C]  us   /kəmˈpær·ət̬·ɪv/

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]  us   /kəmˈpær·ət̬·ɪv/

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  us   /kəmˈpær·ət̬·ɪv·li/
The job was comparatively well paid, as factory jobs go.
Translations of “comparative”
in Korean 비교급…
in Arabic مُقارَن…
in Portuguese grau comparativo…
in Catalan comparatiu…
in Japanese (文法)比較級…
in Italian comparativo…
in Chinese (Traditional) (形容詞或副詞的)比較級…
in Russian сравнительный, сопоставительный…
in Turkish karşılaştırmalı, mukayeseli…
in Chinese (Simplified) (形容词或副词的)比较级…
in Polish porównawczy…
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