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Considered in relation or in proportion to something else,
  1. Considered in relation or in proportion to something else
    • - the relative effectiveness of the various mechanisms is not known
  2. Existing or possessing a specified characteristic only in comparison to something else; not absolute
    • - she went down the steps into the relative darkness of the dining room
    • - the companies are relative newcomers to computers
  3. Denoting a pronoun, determiner, or adverb that refers to an expressed or implied antecedent and attaches a subordinate clause to it, e.g., which, who

  4. (of a clause) Attached to an antecedent by a relative word

  5. (of major and minor keys) Having the same key signature

  6. (of a service rank) Corresponding in grade to another in a different service

  1. A person connected by blood or marriage
    • - much of my time is spent visiting relatives
  2. A species related to another by common origin
    • - the plant is a relative of ivy
  3. A relative pronoun, determiner, or adverb

  4. A term, thing, or concept that is dependent on something else

  1. a person related by blood or marriage; "police are searching for relatives of the deceased"; "he has distant relations back in New Jersey"
  2. estimated by comparison; not absolute or complete; "a relative stranger"
  3. an animal or plant that bears a relationship to another (as related by common descent or by membership in the same genus)
  4. proportional: properly related in size or degree or other measurable characteristics; usually followed by `to'; "the punishment ought to be proportional to the crime"; "earnings relative to production"
  5. (relatively) in a relative manner; by comparison to something else; "the situation is relatively calm now"
  6. (Relatives) Kinship is a relationship between any entities that share a genealogical origin, through either biological, cultural, or historical descent. And descent groups, lineages, etc. are treated in their own subsections, see Contents below.
  7. Someone in the same family; someone connected by blood, marriage, or adoption; Relevant; pertinent; Connected to or depending on something else; not absolute; comparative; That relates to an antecedent; Having the same key but differing in being major or minor
  8. (Relatives) uncle, aunt, nieces, nephews, cousin/s
  9. In file system navigation, a path to a file or directory as it relates to a user's or program's current directory location.
  10. A location can be relative - examples: next door, nearby, a short drive, down the road a ways. Or, it can be in the same general location as another location - example: next to the post office.
  11. A relative or a grandparent, grandchild, aunt, uncle, niece, nephew or step equivalent.
  12. Pathname interpreted relative to the current working directory.
  13. Those living in spaces that do not meet the basic health and safety standards including protection from the elements; access to safe water and sanitation; security of tenure and personal safety; affordability; access to employment, education and health care; and the provision of minimum space to ...
  14. adj. 1. (of a time) representing an offset from an absolute time in the units appropriate to that time. For example, a relative internal time is the difference between two absolute internal times, and is measured in internal time units. 2. ...
  15. A person connected to the child by blood, such as parents, siblings, grandparents, etc.
  16. someone related to another by birth or adoption
  17. In a sentence such as 'He's someone [who you can trust]', the bracketed clause is said to be a relative clause because it 'relates to' (i.e. modifies, or restricts the reference of) the pronoun someone. ...
  18. Colloquially 'compared to'. In the theory of relativity observations of moving observers are quantitatively compared. These observers obtain different values when measuring the same quantities, and these quantities are said to be relative. ...
  19. A method of comparison involving the ratio of one variable to another.
  20. Many gem minerals occur in various locales and, often, in large deposits, but the vast majority of the material does not approach "gem quality".
  21. Refers back to or is related to whatever precedes it, whether directly or in reference.
  22. means any of the following who are under the age of 85 years and who are resident in New Zealand: fiancé, fiancée, spouse, legally recognised de facto, parent, parent-in-law, son, daughter, daughter-in-law, son-in-law, stepson, stepdaughter, sister, sister-in-law, brother, brother-in-law, ...
  23. The adjective relative is sometimes used with the name of a physical or mathematical quantity to indi­cate the quo­tient of that quantity and a related quantity, as in relative atomic mass, relative error, etc. (cf. absolute).
  24. anything subject to external conditions or circumstances; temporal. Relative is the opposite of absolute, or unconditioned.
  25. Performing or tending to make a natural association based on intuition that an idea or object is incomplete in relation to other measurable characteristics, ideas, or objects.