comparative Significado en Diccionario Cambridge Inglés Cambridge dictionaries logo
Cambridge Dictionaries online Cambridge Dictionaries online

El diccionario y el tesauro de inglés online más consultados por estudiantes de inglés.

Significado de “comparative” - Diccionario Inglés

Significado de "comparative" - Diccionario Inglés

See all translations

comparativenoun [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".

expend iconexpend iconMore examples

Grammar

comparativeadjective

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 ​innercities and ​ruralareas.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 ​busyoffice.
  • 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".
Grammar
(Definition of comparative from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

Significado de "comparative" - Diccionario Inglés Americano

See all translations

comparativenoun [C]

 us   /kəmˈpær·ət̬·ɪv/
  • comparative noun [C] (GRAMMAR)

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

comparativeadjective [not gradable]

 us   /kəmˈpær·ət̬·ɪv/
considering the ​differences between one thing and another: The ​researchexamined the comparative ​effectiveness of the two ​medicaltreatments.
comparatively
adverb  us   /kəmˈpær·ət̬·ɪv·li/
The ​job was comparatively well ​paid, as ​factoryjobs go.
(Definition of comparative from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Más sobre la pronunciación de comparative
Add Cambridge dictionaries to your browser to your website
Palabra del día

new wave

people who are doing activities in a new and different way

Palabra del día

Chest pains and palpitations: talking about illness (2)
Chest pains and palpitations: talking about illness (2)
by Liz Walter,
February 03, 2016
My previous post (My leg hurts: Talking about illness (1)) presented some general vocabulary to use at the doctor’s. This one looks at some more specific areas of illness and explains some useful words and phrases that you may need to use or understand on a visit to the doctor’s. There are several

Aprende más 

awesomesauce noun
awesomesauce noun
February 01, 2016
slang the state of being extremely good or enjoyable or something or someone that is extremely good or enjoyable Recovering from the awesomesauce of another fab #Vidcon!!

Aprende más