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comparative

noun [C] uk   /kəmˈpær.ə.tɪv/ us    /-ˈper.ə.t̬ɪv/ specialized
A2 the form of an adjective or adverb that expresses a difference in amount, number, degree, or quality: "Fatter" is the comparative of "fat". "More difficult" is the comparative of "difficult".Grammatical terms
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comparative

adjective uk   /kəmˈpær.ə.tɪv/ us    /-ˈper.ə.t̬ɪv/

comparative adjective (EXAMINING DIFFERENCES)

C1 comparing different things: She's carrying out a comparative study of health in inner cities and rural areas.Comparing and contrasting comparative comfort/freedom/silence, etc. C2 a situation that is comfortable, free, silent, etc. when compared to another situation or what is normal: I enjoyed the comparative calm of his flat after the busy office.Comparing and contrasting

comparative adjective (WORD FORM)

specialized language relating to the form of an adjective or adverb that expresses a difference in amount, number, degree, or quality: The comparative form of "slow" is "slower".Grammatical terms
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