That form of an adjective that expresses that the thing to which it refers possesses a certain quality or attribute to a greater extent than any other thing [Hartmann and Stork 1972: 60; Pei and Gaynor 1980: 207].
Needs a definition
Dixon 2004, Wetzer 1996, The Typology of Adjectival Predication suggested as source by working group 4 report (CB 3-19)
Definition added by CB 3-26 - status changed to pending
Needs to be approved. (didn't use sources recommended by working group - sources have not arrived yet...may need to be modified)
- take out 'lowest', a concept for the minorative will need to be added, please look into that, Tony was not sure whether the standard term is minorative, might be slightly different, Evelyn has to do SQL magic to add a concept, so send the correct term and a definition to Evelyn by email when you have it, ER, 4/2/10
Tony needs to add minorative, ER, 6/28/2010 (Helen did not seem adamant about that)