Origin of comparative
OTHER WORDS FROM comparativecom·par·a·tive·ly, adverbcom·par·a·tive·ness, noun
WORDS THAT MAY BE CONFUSED WITH comparativecomparable, comparative
Words nearby comparative
How to use comparative in a sentence
To find out, comparative psychologist Jim McGetrick and colleagues at the University of Veterinary Medicine, Vienna trained pet dogs how to use a button to get food from a nearby dispenser.Would dogs return the favor if you gave them treats? It’s complicated|Betsy Mason|July 14, 2021|Science News
That tiny froghoppers and other insects feed on xylem sap has stoked skepticism about these measurements, says Philip Matthews, a comparative physiologist at the University of British Columbia in Vancouver.Froghoppers are the super-suckers of the animal world|Jonathan Lambert|July 13, 2021|Science News
The new scholarship on comparative polarization is crucial in understanding this dynamic.Why The Two-Party System Is Effing Up U.S. Democracy|Lee Drutman (email@example.com)|June 16, 2021|FiveThirtyEight
Darwin’s On the Origin of Species shaped his comparative approach to science during his university years—he viewed all organisms, and physiological processes that took place in them, as interconnected and related.The Man Who Drank Cholera and Launched the Yogurt Craze - Issue 100: Outsiders|Lina Zeldovich|May 19, 2021|Nautilus
When he died, we discovered notes on comparative law and found out that he knew a lot about tax law.
This full-circle comparative literature process is well represented in modern war writing and recent Arabic fiction.'Fives and Twenty-Fives' Is Fiction Honed in a Combat Zone|Brian Castner|August 25, 2014|DAILY BEAST
A third way to counter the negative stereotypes is to provide a bit of comparative historical context.Why the US-Africa Summit Was Important and Why It Wasn't Enough|John Prendergast|August 9, 2014|DAILY BEAST
As a comparative study, it highlights the distinctively brutal features of American slavery.
Under the old system, only a comparative handful of members had any power.Memo: The Aaron Sorkin Model of Political Discourse Doesn't Actually Work|Megan McArdle|April 23, 2013|DAILY BEAST
As a comparative anatomist, MacLean viewed animal behaviors as evolutionary adaptations of the brain.
It is impossible to form a just estimate of the Bible without some knowledge of ancient history and comparative mythology.God and my Neighbour|Robert Blatchford
The doctor, informed of her comparative happiness, again shrugged his shoulders.The Joyous Adventures of Aristide Pujol|William J. Locke
To many causes may the comparative smallness of success that has attended these be attributed.The Ordinance of Covenanting|John Cunningham
"Madame tells me that he is dead," said she, and Garnache was shocked at the comparative calmness with which she said it.St. Martin's Summer|Rafael Sabatini
At Sorbonne a chair of comparative legislation was created for him.Repertory Of The Comedie Humaine, Complete, A -- Z|Anatole Cerfberr and Jules Franois Christophe
British Dictionary definitions for comparative
Derived forms of comparativecomparatively, adverbcomparativeness, noun
Cultural definitions for comparative
A form of an adjective indicating a greater degree of the quality that the adjective describes. Better is the comparative form of good; faster is the comparative form of fast; bluer is the comparative form of blue; more charming is the comparative form of charming. (Compare superlative.)