Definitions

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. The state or condition of being relative; relativity.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. The state of being relative, or having relation; relativity.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. The state of being relative or having relation.

Etymologies

relative +‎ -ness (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • A disciple, a follower, a leader, a speaker, a person of untold but defined absoluteness and relativeness.

    Jay's Journal

  • PALMIERI: Well, I think that -- I think that what Lynn is saying is right in terms of the relativeness of his crime.

    CNN Transcript Feb 3, 2009

  • Such species, therefore, are in a different category to those forms to which the traditional rights were ascribed, and to claim for these new categories these same rights is to ignore the fact of their essential relativeness of economic value.

    Thesis and Antithesis I: Private Property in a Cultural Civilization

  • The relativeness of sensation is then developed at length, and for a moment the definition appears to be accepted.

    Theaetetus

  • Divorced parents, odd birthday gifts from relativeness, hanging out with your friend, eco-sabatage, and writing fantasy stories--it's all here.

    Minicomics Monday

  • We certainly enjoyed your piece on equivalence and relativeness.

    The Right Word in the Right Place at the Right Time

  • Let's slide the map down Craig (ph), and give some relativeness to everything.

    CNN Transcript Sep 5, 2004

  • I remarked that the subjective nature of hatred as in vision itself, did not prevent the object possessing real qualities or defects and in no way caused reality to disappear in a pure “relativeness”.

    Time Regained

  • And I think that they see a difference, but they see that there is relativeness between the two videos.

    CNN Transcript Mar 3, 2002

  • This is a striking illustration of the mere relativeness of such words as "morality," "refinement," and their opposites.

    A History of English Prose Fiction

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