\kəmpˈaɹətˌɪv], \kəmpˈaɹətˌɪv], \k_ə_m_p_ˈa_ɹ_ə_t_ˌɪ_v]\
Definitions of COMPARATIVE
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By Princeton University
By DataStellar Co., Ltd
Of or pertaining to comparison.
Proceeding from, or by the method of, comparison; as, the comparative sciences; the comparative anatomy.
Estimated by comparison; relative; not positive or absolute, as compared with another thing or state.
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.
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.
An equal; a rival; a compeer.
One who makes comparisons; one who affects wit.
By Oddity Software
By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer
Estimated by comparing with something else: not positive or absolute: (gram.) expressing more.
By Daniel Lyons
Pertaining to comparison.
Estimated by comparison; relative.
By James Champlin Fernald
Estimated by comparison; not absolute.
By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman
Estimated by comparison; not positive; not absolute; grounded on comparison. Comparative anatomy, the anatomy of all organized bodies, by which the general phenomena of organic structure are demonstrated.
By Nuttall, P.Austin.
Not positive or absolute; estimated by comparison; having the power of comparing; in gram., an adjective inflected, expressing more or less.
By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H.
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