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adjective     comparative pronunciation in British English
  1. 1
    judged in comparison to something such as a previous situation or state

    We sailed into the comparative shelter of the harbour.

    We expected to win with comparative ease.

  2. 3
    linguistics the comparative form of an adjective or adverb is the form that shows that someone or something has more of a quality than they previously had or more of it than someone or something else has. For example, ‘newer’ is the comparative form of the adjectivenew’ and ‘more actively’ is the comparative form of the adverbactively’.
    See also superlative


a lifestyle focussing on simple pleasures such as comfort and cosiness in the home, and spending time with friends and family

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a form of location that involves the underwater detonation of a bomb which causes sound waves that are picked up by ships

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