Comparative advantage (比较优势 bǐ jiào 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 with a lower opportunity cost compared (比较bǐ jiào) to another country. Also see: absolute advantage (绝对优势 jué duì yōu shì).
Part 1: Breakdown of Words
- “Comparative” (比较 bǐ jiào) is the antonym (反义词 fǎn yì cí) of absolute (绝对的 jué duì de).
- “Advantage” (优势 yōu shì) as in “absolute advantage” (绝对优势 jué duì yōu shì).