[ 'relətiv ] Pronunciation: "relative" in a sentence
Adjective: relative relutiv
- Estimated by comparison; not absolute or complete
"a relative stranger"
- Properly related in size or degree or other measurable characteristics; usually followed by 'to'
"earnings relative to production"
- A person related by blood or marriage
"police are searching for relatives of the deceased"
- relation, flesh and blood
- An animal or plant that bears a relationship to another (as related by common descent or by membership in the same genus)
- congener, congenator, congeneric
Derived forms: relatives
See also: proportionate, relational, relativity
Type of: being, individual, mortal, organism, person, somebody, someone, soul
Part of: clan, kin, kin group, kindred, kinship group, tribe
Early system on IBM 650. Listed in CACM 2(5):16 (May 1959).
- relative to: [American idiom]in ...
- blood relative: Noun: blood relati ...
- near relative: n. [c]a parent, br ...
- a distant relative is not as good as a near neighbour.
- he discriminates in favour of his relatives.
- once you were nearly the victim of a near relative.
- he had neither relatives nor friends there.
- what are the relative merits of the two ？