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Comparative (IPA: /kəmˈpɛɹətɪv/)


Comparative (a.)

Of or pertaining to comparison.

Comparative (a.)

Proceeding from, or by the method of, comparison; as, the comparative sciences; the comparative anatomy.

Comparative (a.)

Estimated by comparison; relative; not positive or absolute, as compared with another thing or state.

Comparative (a.)

Expressing a degree greater or less than the positive degree of the quality denoted by an adjective or adverb. The comparative degree is formed from the positive by the use of -er, more, or less; as, brighter, more bright, or less bright.

Comparative (n.)

The comparative degree of adjectives and adverbs; also, the form by which the comparative degree is expressed; as, stronger, wiser, weaker, more stormy, less windy, are all comparatives.

Comparative (n.)

An equal; a rival; a compeer.

Comparative (n.)

One who makes comparisons; one who affects wit.

Comparative

Syntactic construction that serves to express a comparison

Example Sentence (Quote)

" Systems theory is a science which has the comparative study of systems as its object." - Systems theory

Example Sentence (Quote)

" Wherever groups disclosed themselves, or could be introduced, simplicity crystallized out of comparative chaos." - Eric Temple Bell


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