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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.).
 
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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The word comparative contains the following part:
par1 Latin root that means equal