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English adjective: comparative

1. comparative relating to or based on or involving comparison

SamplesComparative linguistics.

2. comparative estimated by comparison; not absolute or complete

SamplesA relative stranger.




English noun: comparative

1. comparative (communication) the comparative form of an adjective or adverb

Samples`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'.

Synonymscomparative degree

Broader (hypernym)adjective, adverb

Domain usage membersbest, better, better, better, closer, earlier, earliest, farthermost, farthest, fewer, finer, furthermost, furthest, less, more, more, more than, nearer, nigher, utmost, uttermost, worse, worse

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