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comparative

noun [C]
 
 
/kəmˈpærətɪv/
A2 the form of an adjective or adverb that is used to show that someone or something has more of a particular quality than someone or something else. For example 'better' is the comparative of 'good' and 'smaller' is the comparative of 'small'. →  Compare superlative Grammatical terms
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 сравнительная степень…
in Turkish (dilbilgisi) mukayese/karşılaştırma derecesi…
in Chinese (Simplified) (形容词或副词的)比较级…
in Polish stopień wyższy…
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