- (grammar) A word in the comparative form.
Etymology: Originated 1400"50 from late Middle English comparative, from Latin comparativus, equivalent to comparatus from comparare (to compare) + -ive.
- Of or related to comparison.
- Using comparison as a method of study, or founded on something using it.
- approximated by comparison; relative.
- (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.
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