Definition of Relative

1. Noun. A person related by blood or marriage. "He has distant relations back in New Jersey"




2. Adjective. Estimated by comparison; not absolute or complete. "A relative stranger"
Exact synonyms: Comparative
Similar to: Relational
Derivative terms: Compare, Compare, Relativity
Antonyms: Absolute

3. Noun. An animal or plant that bears a relationship to another (as related by common descent or by membership in the same genus).
Exact synonyms: Congenator, Congener, Congeneric
Generic synonyms: Being, Organism

4. Adjective. Properly related in size or degree or other measurable characteristics; usually followed by 'to'. "Earnings relative to production"
Exact synonyms: Proportional
Similar to: Proportionate
Derivative terms: Relativity

Definition of Relative

1. a. Having relation or reference; referring; respecting; standing in connection; pertaining; as, arguments not relative to the subject.

2. n. One who, or that which, relates to, or is considered in its relation to, something else; a relative object or term; one of two object or term; one of two objects directly connected by any relation.

Definition of Relative

1. Adjective. Relevant; pertinent ¹

2. Adjective. Connected to or depending on something else; not absolute; comparative. ¹

3. Adjective. (grammar) That relates to an antecedent ¹

4. Adjective. (music) Having the same key but differing in being major or minor ¹

5. Adjective. (computing of a URL, URI, path, or similar) Expressed in relation to another item, rather than in complete form. ¹

6. Noun. Someone in the same family; someone connected by blood, marriage, or adoption. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Relative

1. one who is connected with another by blood or marriage [n -S]

Medical Definition of Relative

1. One who, or that which, relates to, or is considered in its relation to, something else; a relative object or term; one of two object or term; one of two objects directly connected by any relation. Specifically: A person connected by blood or affinity; strictly, one allied by blood; a relation; a kinsman or kinswoman. "Confining our care . . . To ourselves and relatives." . A relative prnoun; a word which relates to, or represents, another word or phrase, called its antecedent; as, the relatives " who", "which", "that". Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

Lexicographical Neighbors of Relative

relationality
relationally
relationalness
relationism
relationist
relationistic
relationists
relationless
relationlike
relations
relationshiply
relationshippy
relationships
relatival
relative (current term)
relative-in-law
relative-pronoun
relative URL
relative accommodation
relative address
relative addresses
relative adjective
relative adjectives
relative afferent pupillary defect
relative aperture
relative basal area
relative biological effectiveness
relative clause

Literary usage of Relative

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Capital: A Critique of Political Economy by Karl Marx (1906)
"The interdependent development of the relative form of ... The primary or isolated relative form of value of one commodity converts some other commodity ..."

2. Capital: A Critique of Political Economy by Karl Marx (1906)
"The interdependent development of the relative form of value, ... The primary or isolated relative form of value of one commodity converts some other ..."

3. Journal of the American Chemical Society by American Chemical Society (1898)
"THE relative SENSIBILITY OF PLANTS TO ACIDITY IN SOILS. By WALTER MAXWELL. Received November 33, 1897. THE degree of acidity in soils is relative, ..."

4. An Essay Concerning Human Understanding by John Locke (1803)
"... leading the Mind beyond th'e Subject de*- nominated are relative. FOURTHLY, That relation, being the ..."

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