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Comparative

Com`par´a`tive
a.1.Of or pertaining to comparison.
2.Proceeding from, or by the method of, comparison; as, the comparative sciences; the comparative anatomy.
3.Estimated by comparison; relative; not positive or absolute, as compared with another thing or state.
The recurrence of comparative warmth and cold.
- Whewell.
4.(Gram.) 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.
Comparative sciences
those which are based on a comprehensive comparison of the range of objects or facts in any branch or department, and which aim to study out and treat of the fundamental laws or systems of relation pervading them; as, comparative anatomy, comparative physiology, comparative philology.
n.1.(Gram.) 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.
2.An equal; a rival; a compeer.
Gerard ever was
His full comparative.
- Beau. & Fl.
3.One who makes comparisons; one who affects wit.
Noun1.comparative - the comparative form of an adjective; "`better' is the comparative of `good'"
Adj.1.comparative - relating to or based on or involving comparison; "comparative linguistics"
2.comparative - having significance only in relation to something else; "a comparative newcomer"
affinitive, analogical, analogous, appertaining, approximate, associative, collatable, commensurable, commensurate, comparable, congenial, connective, correlative, en rapport, equivalent, like, linking, matchable, much at one, near, parallel, pertaining, pertinent, proportionable, proportional, proportionate, referable, referring, relating, relational, relative, similar, sympathetic
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