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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. Philosophy A theory, especially in ethics or aesthetics, that conceptions of truth and moral values are not absolute but are relative to the persons or groups holding them.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. The theory, especially in ethics or aesthetics, that conceptions of truth and moral values are not absolute but are relative to the persons or groups holding them.
  • n. A specific such theory, advocated by a particular philosopher or school of thought.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. The philosophical doctrine of the relativity of knowledge. See relativity.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. (philosophy) the philosophical doctrine that all criteria of judgment are relative to the individuals and situations involved

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From relative +‎ -ism. (Wiktionary)

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