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, congenericadjective
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
Etymology: From relativus, from relatus, perfect passive participle of refero, from re- + fero
Samuel Johnson's Dictionary
Etymology: relativus, Lat. relatif, Fr.
Not only simple ideas and substances, but modes are positive beings; though the parts of which they consist, are very often relative one to another. John Locke.
The ecclesiastical, as well as the civil governour, has cause to pursue the same methods of confirming himself; the grounds of government being founded upon the same bottom of nature in both, though the circumstances and relative considerations of the persons may differ. South.
Every thing sustains both an absolute and a relative capacity: an absolute, as it is such a thing, endued with such a nature; and a relative, as it is a part of the universe, and so stands in such relation to the whole. South.
Wholesome and unwholesome are relative, not real qualities. John Arbuthnot, on Aliments.
I’ll have grounds
More relative than this. William Shakespeare, Macbeth.
’Tis an evil dutifulness in friends and relatives, to suffer one to perish without reproof. Taylor.
Learn the right joining of substantives with adjectives, and the relative with the antecedent. Roger Ascham, Schoolmaster.
When the mind so considers one thing, that it sets it by another, and carries its view from one to the other, this is relation and respect; and the denominations given to positive things, intimating that respect, are relatives. John Locke.
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"
Etymology: [F. relatif, L. relativus. See Relate.]
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
rel′a-tiv, adj. having relation: respecting: not absolute or existing by itself: considered as belonging to something else: (gram.) expressing relation.—n. that which has relation to something else: a relation: (gram.) a pronoun which relates to something before, called its antecedent.—adj. Relatī′val (or Rel′atival).—adv. Rel′atively.—ns. Rel′ativeness, Relativ′ity.—Relativity of human knowledge, the doctrine that the nature and extent of our knowledge is determined not merely by the qualities of the objects known, but necessarily by the conditions of our cognitive powers.
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
A person connected by marriage or form of family relationship.
We are all family together on this planet united working to achieve human rights, sustainable development goals and shared prosperity for everyone.Submitted by MaryC on April 1, 2020
Being connected or related.
The data received was relative to the understanding of what is currently occurring and we all understand what is required to be changed to ensure the output is changed.Submitted by MaryC on April 12, 2020
British National Corpus
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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
The numerical value of relative in Chaldean Numerology is: 9
The numerical value of relative in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2
Sentiment is clearly on edge and I think the market's move has been outsized, relative to actual changes in fundamentals, i think it's more of a growth scare which is getting magnified by the moves in financial markets.
The UAE and Saudi Arabia have allied with distinct Yemeni partners ... Yet to this point in the conflict, Abu Dhabi and Riyadh have worked to maintain a relative detente between competing interests in the south, that is the approach again today.
We know that the economics of happiness is largely driven by a relative assessment of your position versus your benchmark.
There are a number of things that she said that are just false based on the investigation Mr. Comey conducted relative to her testimony under oath to us last October.
We have strong concerns regarding pay outcomes relative to financial performance and investor outcomes in respect of the past fiscal year, in particular, we note that bonus payouts to the executive directors were at 100 percent of maximum opportunity despite the lacklustre overall performance during fiscal year 2015.
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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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