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adjective American English pronunciation: comparative /kəmˈperətɪv/

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  1. 1
    judged in comparison to something such as a previous situation or state

    We sailed into the comparative shelter of the harbor.

    We expected to win with comparative ease.

  2. 2
    involving the comparison of two or more things

    a comparative analysis of a large number of studies

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