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Meaning & Definition of Comparative in English

English

Comparative

/kəmpɛrətɪv/

noun

1. The comparative form of an adjective or adverb

  • "`faster' is the comparative of the adjective `fast'"
  • "`less famous' is the comparative degree of the adjective `famous'"
  • "`more surely' is the comparative of the adverb `surely'"
    synonym:
  • comparative
  • ,
  • comparative degree

adjective

1. Relating to or based on or involving comparison

  • "Comparative linguistics"
    synonym:
  • comparative

2. Estimated by comparison

  • Not absolute or complete
  • "A relative stranger"
    synonym:
  • relative
  • ,
  • comparative