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comparative

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English

Etymology

Originated 1400–50 from late Middle English comparative, from [[w:Template:lang:la language|Template:lang:la]][[Category:Template:lang:la derivations]] comparativus, equivalent to comparatus from comparare (to compare) + -ive from [[w:Template:lang:la language|Template:lang:la]][[Category:Template:lang:la derivations]] -ivus.

Pronunciation

  • (UK, US) IPA: /kəmˈpæɹ.ə.tɪv/, SAMPA: /k@m"p{r.@.tIv/

Adjective

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comparative

Comparative
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  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.

Translations

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Noun

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Singular
comparative

Plural
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comparative ({{{1}}})
  1. (grammar) 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. (grammar) A word in the comparative form.

Translations

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References

  • comparative” in The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition, Houghton Mifflin Company, 2000.
  • comparative” in Dictionary.com Unabridged, v1.0.1, Lexico Publishing Group, 2006.
  • comparative” in WordNet 2.0, Princeton University, 2003.

Italian

Adjective

comparative f.

  1. Feminine plural form of comparativo

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