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Comparative

Comparative

WordNet



adjective


(1)   Having significance only in relation to something else
"A comparative newcomer"
(2)   Relating to or based on or involving comparison
"Comparative linguistics"

noun


(3)   The comparative form of an adjective
"`better' is the comparative of `good'"
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Etymology


Originated 1400–50 from late , from , equivalent to from + from .

Adjective



  1. Of or related to comparison.
  2. Using comparison as a method of study, or founded on something using it.
  3. Approximated by comparison; relative.

Noun


  1. A construction showing a relative quality, in English usually formed by adding more or appending -er. For example, the comparative of green is greener; of evil, more evil.
  2. A word in the comparative form.

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