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Ways of comparing things

than

conjunction, preposition

used when making comparisons

relatively

adverb

in comparison with someone or something similar

whereas

conjunction

used for comparing two things, people, situations etc and showing that there is an important difference between them

compared with/to

used for talking about the ways in which two things are different, or about the ways in which something has changed

relatively speaking

used for saying that something is true when you compare it with other similar things

by/in contrast

used when you are comparing two things or people and saying that the second one is very different from the first

next to

when compared to someone or something

the... the...

used with ‘more’, ‘less’, and other comparatives for showing that when an amount, activity, feeling, or quality increases or is reduced, it causes something else to increase or be reduced at the same time

seen against something

considered in relation to something

relative

adjective

having a particular quality when compared with something else

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