meaning of relative

1. 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".
an animal or plant that bears a relationship to another as related by common descent or by membership in the same genus

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relative | relative atomic mass | relative clause | relative density | relative frequency | relative humidity | relative incidence | relative majority | relative molecular mass | relative pronoun | relative quantity | relative-in-law | relatively | relativeness |

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