Absolute advantage (绝对优势)

Absolute advantage (绝对优势 jué duì yōu shì) is a kind of advantage (优势 yōu shì) which refers to the condition that the country can produce the same quantity of a good or service using less quantity of inputs.

Part 1: Breakdown of Words

  • “Absolute” (绝对 jué duì) as in “absolute value”(绝对值 jué duì zhí), “absolute zero”(绝对零度 jué duì líng dù), or “absolute pitch”(绝对音高 jué duì yīn gāo).
    • ” (jué) as in “hopelessness” (绝望 jué wàng), “insulate” (绝缘 jué yuán).
    • ” (duì) as in “contrast” (对比 duì bǐ), “confrontation” (对抗 duì kàng), or “dialogue” (对话 duì huà).
  • “Advantage” (优势” yōu shì) as in “comparative advantage” (比较优势 bǐ jiào yōu shì), or  “competitive advantage “(竞争优势 jìng zhēng yōu shì).
    • ” (yōu) as in “excellent” (优秀 yōu xiù), “optimize” (优化 yōu huà), or “discount (price)” (优惠 yōu huì).
    • ” (shì) as in “power/influence” (势力 shì lì), or “bound to” (势必 shì bì).

Part 2: Examples

  1. Theory of Absolute Advantage (绝对优势理论 jué duì yōu shì lǐ lùn).
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