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comparative

Pronunciation: /kəmˈpærətɪv/

Translation of comparative in Spanish:

adjective/adjetivo

  • 1.1 (relative) relativo they live in comparative comfort viven con relativo bienestar she faced the situation with comparative calm (le) hizo frente a la situación con relativa calma they were comparative strangers eran prácticamente unos desconocidos, casi no se conocían
    Example sentences
    • Dan has also some very good posts up on US-China trade relations and the comparative efficiency of knowledge-based economies.
    • This issue is given more specific attention below in relation to the comparative design.
    • But we trust while no blame is cast on the heroes of the day, there will be no allusion to any attempt to estimate the comparative services of that day in the spirit of a dispute which has lately arisen about it.
    1.2 [literature/linguistics] comparado; [analysis/study] comparativo, comparado
    Example sentences
    • Studying comparative religion, he developed an interest in Christian Science and converted.
    • We didn't go out and study comparative religion, right?
    • He studied English and comparative religion at the West Sussex Institute, followed by teacher training and other postgraduate studies.
    1.3 [Linguistics/Lingüística] [adjective/adverb/form] comparativo
    Example sentences
    • What I'm interested in is how the comparative adjective form wronger is pronounced.

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