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comparative

com·par·a·tive

comparative

 
 
pronunciation:
km pae r tihv
parts of speech:
adjective, noun
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part of speech: adjective
definition 1: of or involving comparison.
From a comparative point of view, he's doing very well--much better than last year--but he needs to work much harder.
similar words:
analogous, commensurate
definition 2: using comparison as a technique for study.
comparative literature
definition 3: gauged or estimated by comparison; relative.
Although she has been training for five years, she is a comparative beginner.
synonyms:
relative
antonyms:
absolute
definition 4: in grammar, denoting the form of adjectives and adverbs that indicates an intermediate degree of comparison.
"Newer" and "more readily" are the comparative forms of "new" and "readily". (Cf. positive, superlative.).
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part of speech: noun
definition: in grammar, the comparative degree, or a form or word in this degree. (Cf. positive, superlative.)
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derivation: comparatively (adv.)
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