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Definition of Comparative

Comparative
Comparative Com*par"a*tive, a. [L. comparativus: cf. F. comparatif.] 1. Of or pertaining to comparison. ``The comparative faculty.' --Glanvill. 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. The bubble, by reason of its comparative levity to the fluid that incloses it, would necessarily ascend to the top. --Bentley. 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.
Comparative
Comparative Com*par"a*tive, n. (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. In comparatives is expressed a relation of two; as in superlatives there is a relation of many. --Angus. 2. An equal; a rival; a compeer. [Obs.] Gerard ever was His full comparative. --Beau. & Fl. 3. One who makes comparisons; one who affects wit. [Obs.] ``Every beardless vain comparative.' --Shak.

Meaning of Comparative from wikipedia

- In general linguistics, the comparative is a syntactic construction that serves to express a comparison between two (or more) entities or groups of entities...
- In an economic model, agents have a comparative advantage over others in producing a particular good if they can produce that good at a lower relative...
- Comparative politics is a field in political science, characterized by an empirical approach based on the comparative method. In other words, comparative...
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- Comparative research is a research methodology in the social sciences that aims to make comparisons across different countries or cultures. A major problem...
- Comparative analysis is type of analysis used in various of sciences and in different modifications: Criminology and forensics: Comparative contextual...
- Comparative education is a discipline in the social sciences which entails the scrutiny and evaluation of different educational systems, such as those...
- Comparative literature is an academic field dealing with the study of literature and cultural expression across linguistic, national, and disciplinary...
- Comparative sociology involves comparison of the social processes between nation states, or across different types of society (for example capitalist...
- (grammar), the grammar of comparatives in various languages Comparative case, a grammatical case used in the Mari language Comparative linguistics, a method...
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