relative

  • 1 Relative — can refer to: *Kinship, the principle binding the most basic social units society. If two people are connected by circumstances of birth, they are said to be relatives Physics*Relativity as a concept in physics (for example Albert Einstein s… …

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  • 2 relative — rel‧a‧tive [ˈrelətɪv] adjective having a particular value or quality when compared with similar things: • the relative strength of the dollar • IBM was a relative latecomer to the laptop market. relatively adverb : • The system is relatively easy …

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  • 3 relative — rel·a·tive adj 1: not absolute 2 in the civil law of Louisiana: having or allowing some legal effect a relative impediment a relative simulation see also relative nullity at nullity …

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  • 4 Relative — Rel a*tive (r?l ? t?v), a. [F. relatif, L. relativus. See {Relate}.] 1. Having relation or reference; referring; respecting; standing in connection; pertaining; as, arguments not relative to the subject. [1913 Webster] I ll have grounds More… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 5 relative — [rel′ə tiv] adj. [< MFr or L: MFr relatif < L relativus < L relatus: see RELATE] 1. related each to the other; dependent upon or referring to each other [to stay in the same relative positions] 2. having to do with; pertinent; relevant… …

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  • 6 relative — ● relative nom féminin Proposition relative. ● relatif, relative adjectif (latin médiéval relativus, du latin classique relatum, de referre, rapporter) Qui se rapporte à quelqu un, à quelque chose, qui les concerne : Les questions relatives à l… …

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  • 7 relative — ► ADJECTIVE 1) considered in relation or in proportion to something else. 2) existing or possessing a characteristic only in comparison to something else: months of relative calm ended in April. 3) Grammar (of a pronoun, determiner, or adverb)… …

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  • 8 Relative — Rel a*tive, 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. Specifically: (a) A person… …

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  • 9 relative — [adj1] comparative, respective about, allied, analogous, approximate, associated, concerning, conditional, connected, contingent, corresponding, dependent, in regard to, near, parallel, proportionate, reciprocal, referring, related, relating to,… …

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  • 10 relative — Under Title 11 U.S.C. Section 101: (45) The term relative means individual related by affinity or consanguinity within the third degree as determined by the common law, or individual in a step or adoptive relationship within such third degree.… …

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  • 11 relative — (n.) late 14c., a relative pronoun, from O.Fr. relatif (13c.), from L.L. relativus having reference or relation, from L. relatus, pp. of referre to refer. Meaning person in the same family first recorded 1650s; the adj. is attested from 1520s …

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  • 12 relative to — ► relative to 1) compared with or in relation to. 2) concerning. Main Entry: ↑relative …

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  • 13 relative to — index incident Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …

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  • 14 relative — *dependent, contingent, conditional Antonyms: absolute …

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  • 15 relative — [[t]re̱lətɪv[/t]] ♦♦♦ relatives 1) N COUNT Your relatives are the members of your family. Do relatives of yours still live in Siberia?... Get a relative to look after the children. Syn: relation 2) ADJ: ADJ n You use relative to say that… …

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  • 16 relative — adj. & n. adj. 1 considered or having significance in relation to something else (relative velocity). 2 (foll. by to) having existence only as perceived or considered by (beauty is relative to the eye of the beholder). 3 (foll. by to)… …

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  • 17 relative — rel|a|tive1 [ relətıv ] adjective *** having a particular quality when compared to something else: There was relative calm after the violence of the previous night. a period of relative economic stability a. considered in comparison with other… …

    Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • 18 relative — /rel euh tiv/, n. 1. a person who is connected with another or others by blood or marriage. 2. something having, or standing in, some relation to something else. 3. something dependent upon external conditions for its specific nature, size, etc.… …

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  • 19 relative — I UK [ˈrelətɪv] / US adjective *** a) having a particular quality when compared with something else There was relative calm after the violence of the previous night. a period of relative economic stability b) considered in comparison with other… …

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  • 20 relative — {{Roman}}I.{{/Roman}} noun ADJECTIVE ▪ close, near ▪ The succession passed to the nearest surviving relative. ▪ distant ▪ blood, family …

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