Significado de “comparative” - en el Diccionario Inglés

comparative en inglés

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comparativenoun [ C ]

uk /kəmˈpær.ə.tɪv/ us /kəmˈper.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".

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uk /kəmˈpær.ə.tɪv/ us /kəmˈper.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.
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.


(Definición de comparative del Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

comparative en inglés americano

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comparativenoun [ 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.”

comparativeadjective [ 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.
adverb us /kəmˈpær·ət̬·ɪv·li/

The job was comparatively well paid, as factory jobs go.

(Definición de comparative del Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)