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comparative is pronounced in four syllables

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An example use of comparative in a speech by a native speaker of american english:

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meanings of comparative


  1. One who makes comparisons; one who affects wit.
  2. Data used to make a comparison.
  3. An equal; a rival; a compeer.
  4. A construction showing a relative quality, in English usually formed by adding more or appending -er. For example, the comparative of green is greener; of evil, more evil.
  5. A word in the comparative form.


  1. Of or relating to comparison.
  2. Approximated by comparison; relative.
  3. Comparable; bearing comparison.
  4. Using comparison as a method of study, or founded on something using it.

comparative frequency in english - C2 level of CEFR

the word comparative occurs in english on average 3 times per one million words; this frequency warrants it to be in the study list for C2 level of language mastery according to CEFR, the Common European Framework of Reference.

topics comparative can be related to

it is hard to perfectly classify words into specific topics since each word can have many context of its use, but our machine-learning models believe that comparative can be often used in the following areas:

1) communication, information, and media;

2) education, science, and technology;

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