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comparative method

noun, Historical Linguistics
1.
a body of procedures and criteria used by linguists to determine whether and how two or more languages are related and to reconstruct forms of their hypothetical parent language.
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  • What is needed in this country is the application of the comparative method of study to the organization of a new police system.
  • Following this is a presentation of the relationship between the correlation method and the causal comparative method.

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