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comparative

US [kəmˈperətɪv]
UK [kəmˈpærətɪv]
  • adj.比较的;相比的;比较而言的;相对的
  • n.(形容词或副词的)比较级形式
  • Web相当的;比较性
Plural Form:comparatives  
comparative
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adj.
1.
比较的;相比的connected with studying things to find out how similar or different they are
a comparative study of the educational systems of two countries
两国教育制度的比较研究
comparative linguistics
比较语言学
2.
比较而言的;相对的measured or judged by how similar or different it is to sth else
Then he was living in comparative comfort(= compared with others or with his own life at a previous time) .
他那时生活比较舒适。
The company is a comparative newcomer to the software market(= other companies have been in business much longer) .
就软件市场来说,这家公司相对而言就是新手了。
3.
(形容词或副词)比较级的(如 better、worse、slower 和 more difficult)relating to adjectives or adverbs that express more in amount, degree or quality, for examplebetter, worse, slower andmore difficult
n.
1.
(形容词或副词的)比较级形式the form of an adjective or adverb that expresses more in amount, degree or quality
‘Better’ is the comparative of ‘good’ and ‘more difficult’ is the comparative of ‘difficult’.
better 是 good 的比较级; more difficult 是 difficult 的比较级。

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