from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- adj. Having pertinence or relevance; connected or related.
- adj. Considered in comparison with something else: the relative quiet of the suburbs.
- adj. Dependent on or interconnected with something else; not absolute. See Synonyms at dependent.
- adj. Grammar Referring to or qualifying an antecedent, as the pronoun who in the man who was on TV or that in the dictionary that I use.
- adj. Music Having the same key signature. Used of major and minor scales and keys: A minor is the relative minor of C major.
- n. One related by kinship, common origin, or marriage.
- n. Something having a relation or connection to something else.
- n. Grammar A relative pronoun.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- adj. Relevant; pertinent; related.
- adj. Connected to or depending on something else; not absolute; comparative.
- adj. That relates to an antecedent.
- adj. Having the same key but differing in being major or minor.
- adj. Expressed in relation to another item, rather than in complete form.
- n. Someone in the same family; someone connected by blood, marriage, or adoption.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. Having relation or reference; referring; respecting; standing in connection; pertaining.
- adj. Arising from relation; resulting from connection with, or reference to, something else; not absolute.
- adj. Indicating or expressing relation; refering to an antecedent.
- adj. 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.
- n. A person connected by blood or affinity; strictly, one allied by blood; a relation; a kinsman or kinswoman.
- n. A relative pronoun; a word which relates to, or represents, another word or phrase, called its antecedent.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Having relation to or bearing on something; close in connection; pertinent; relevant; to the purpose.
- Not absolute or existing by itself; considered as belonging to or respecting something else; depending on or incident to relation.
- In grammar, referring to an antecedent; introducing a dependent clause that defines or describes or modifies something else in the sentence that is called the antecedent (because it usually, though by no means always, precedes the relative): thus, he who runs may read; he lay on the spot where he fell.
- Not intelligible except in connection with something else; signifying a relation, without stating what the correlate is: thus, father, better, west, etc., are relative terms.
- In music, having a close melodic or harmonic relation.
- Same as specific gravity (which see. under gravity).
- n. Something considered in its relation to something else; one of two things having a certain relation.
- n. A person connected by blood or affinity; especially, one allied by blood; a kinsman or kinswoman; a relation.
- n. In grammar, a relative word; a relative pronoun or adverb. See I., 3.
- n. In logic, a relative term.
- n. Synonyms Connection, etc. See relation.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. an animal or plant that bears a relationship to another (as related by common descent or by membership in the same genus)
- adj. properly related in size or degree or other measurable characteristics; usually followed by `to'
- n. a person related by blood or marriage
- adj. estimated by comparison; not absolute or complete
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And, indeed, so long as relative age only is spoken of, correspondence in succession _is_ correspondence in age; it is _relative_ contemporaneity.
_relative_ rarity of the main varieties of each stamp at least; and it is this relative rarity that we are after in order to approximate the original supplies of the main varieties.
Nonetheless, if we consider Socrates's relative accidents as well, such non-reductivists will say that Socrates has, in fact, undergone a real ˜relative™ change ” that is, a real change with respect to one of his relations.
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It is coming more and more to be admitted that age is relative, and that what we know as the relative is the effect of mental operations.
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