Definition of comparative noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



BrE BrE//kəmˈpærətɪv//
; NAmE NAmE//kəmˈpærətɪv//
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(grammar) the form of an adjective or adverb that expresses more in amount, degree or quality ‘Better’ is the comparative of ‘good’ and ‘more difficult’ is the comparative of ‘difficult’. compare superlative See related entries: Grammar Word Origin late Middle English (in sense (3)): from Latin comparativus, from comparare ‘to pair, match’, from compar ‘like, equal’, from com- ‘with’ + par ‘equal’.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: comparative