Definitions for relativeˈrɛl ə tɪv
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a person related by blood or marriage
"police are searching for relatives of the deceased"; "he has distant relations back in New Jersey"
relative, congener, congenator, congeneric(adj)
an animal or plant that bears a relationship to another (as related by common descent or by membership in the same genus)
estimated by comparison; not absolute or complete
"a relative stranger"
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"
Someone in the same family; someone connected by blood, marriage, or adoption.
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
Origin: From relativus, from relatus, perfect passive participle of refero, from re- + fero
having relation or reference; referring; respecting; standing in connection; pertaining; as, arguments not relative to the subject
arising from relation; resulting from connection with, or reference to, something else; not absolute
indicating or expressing relation; refering to an antecedent; as, a relative pronoun
characterizing or pertaining to chords and keys, which, by reason of the identify of some of their tones, admit of a natural transition from one to the other
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
a person connected by blood or affinity; strictly, one allied by blood; a relation; a kinsman or kinswoman
a relative pronoun; a word which relates to, or represents, another word or phrase, called its antecedent; as, the relatives "who", "which", "that"
Origin: [F. relatif, L. relativus. See Relate.]
The Standard Electrical Dictionary
Indicating the relation between two or more things without reference to absolute value of any one of them. Thus one lamp may be of relatively double resistance compared to another, but this states nothing of the resistance in ohms of either lamp.
Dictionary of Military and Associated Terms
The bearing of a target measured in the horizontal from the bow of one
British National Corpus
Spoken Corpus Frequency
Rank popularity for the word 'relative' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #2553
Rank popularity for the word 'relative' in Nouns Frequency: #1223
Rank popularity for the word 'relative' in Adjectives Frequency: #342
Sample Sentences & Example Usage
I'll probably call a relative.
The wise man is he who knows the relative value of things.
Help from a stranger is better than sympathy from a relative.
Marry a relative! If it goes wrong, it is at least in the family.
GM has improved relative to the industry average for seven straight years.
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- قريبة, قريب, نسبيArabic
- relatiu, parentCatalan, Valencian
- relativní, vztažný, příbuznýCzech
- ближикаOld Church Slavonic, Church Slavonic, Old Bulgarian
- beslægtet, relativ, pårørende, frændeDanish
- vergleichsweise, Verwandte, Verwandter, relativGerman
- συγκριτικός, σχετικός, οικείος, συγγενήςGreek
- pariente, relativoSpanish
- relatiivne, suhteline, sugulaneEstonian
- فامیل, نزدیکان, نسبیPersian
- relatiivinen, suhteellinen, sukulainenFinnish
- parent, relative, relatif, géniteur, génitriceFrench
- gaol, duine muintearthaIrish
- caraid, dàimheachScottish Gaelic
- relatív, rokon, viszonylagosHungarian
- յուրային, բարեկամ, ազգականArmenian
- bertalian, nisbi, relatif, kerabatIndonesian
- parento, parentino, parentulo, relat-antaIdo
- familiare, congiunto, parente, relativoItalian
- 関係詞, 身内, 相対的, 親戚Japanese
- 親戚, 친척Korean
- relativus, pignusLatin
- pākanga, huāngaMāori
- familielid, bloedverwant, relatiefDutch
- slektningNorwegian Nynorsk
- relativ, slektningNorwegian
- hakʼéíNavajo, Navaho
- krewna, relatywny, krewnyPolish
- relativo, parentePortuguese
- релятивный, относительный, родственница, родственникRussian
- rod, родSerbo-Croatian
- släkting, relativSwedish
- ndugu, akraba, jamaaSwahili
- ญาติพี่น้อง, ญาติThai
- رشتہ دارUrdu
- thân nhân, người thân, họ hàngVietnamese
- jiröletan, röletan, hiröletanVolapük
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