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Definitions of relative

  1. an animal or plant that bears a relationship to another (as related by common descent or by membership in the same genus) Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  2. properly related in size or degree or other measurable characteristics; usually followed by `to'; "punishment oughtt to be proportional to the crime"; "earnings relative to production" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  3. a person related by blood or marriage; "police are searching for relatives of the deceased"; "he has distant relations back in New Jersey" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  4. not absolute or complete; "a relative stranger" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  5. Having relation or reference; referring; respecting; standing in connection; pertaining; as, arguments not relative to the subject. Webster Dictionary DB
  6. Arising from relation; resulting from connection with, or reference to, something else; not absolute. Webster Dictionary DB
  7. Indicating or expressing relation; refering to an antecedent; as, a relative pronoun. Webster Dictionary DB
  8. 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. Webster Dictionary DB
  9. 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. Webster Dictionary DB
  10. A person connected by blood or affinity; strictly, one allied by blood; a relation; a kinsman or kinswoman. Webster Dictionary DB
  11. A relative pronoun; a word which relates to, or represents, another word or phrase, called its antecedent; as, the relatives who, which, that. Webster Dictionary DB
  12. A person connected with another by blood or marriage; a word which refers to an antecedent; as, the pronouns who, which, that, are relatives. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  13. Having or expressing connection with, or reference to, something; as, their conversation was relative to business; comparative; as, the relative value of two things; having meaning only in connection with something else; as, mother and daughter are relative terms; in grammar, referring to an antecedent; as, a relative pronoun. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  14. Relatively. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  15. Relativeness. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  16. Referring or having relation to another object or subject; not existing independently. A practical medical dictionary. By Stedman, Thomas Lathrop. Published 1920.
  17. Having relation: respecting: not absolute or existing by itself: considered as belonging to something else: (gram.) expressing relation. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  18. That which has relation to something else: a relation: (gram.) a pronoun which relates to something before, called its antecedent. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  19. RELATIVITY. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  20. Having relation; respecting; considered in reference to something else. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  21. That which has relation; in gram. Pronoun relating to an antecedent noun. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  22. Having connection or relationship; referring or relating. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  23. One who is related; a kinsman; relation. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  24. A relative word. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  25. Having, or implying, relation; having relation to something else; relating to a word, sentence, or clause incident to man in society. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  26. A person connected by blood or affinity; a kinsman or kinswoman; that which has relation to something else; a word which relates to or represents another word, called its antecedent. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  27. Respecting; having reference to; not absolute or existing by itself; incident to man in society, as rights or duties; particular. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  28. One connected or allied by blood; that which has relation to something else; in gram., one of the words who, which, that, because they relate or refer to some word or words going before. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  29. A relative pronoun; a word which relates to, or represents, another word or phrase, called its antecedent; as, the relatives . dictgcide_fs
  30. rel'a-tiv, adj. having relation: respecting: not absolute or existing by itself: considered as belonging to something else: (gram.) expressing relation.--n. that which has relation to something else: a relation: (gram.) a pronoun which relates to something before, called its antecedent.--adj. RELAT[=I]'VAL (or REL'ATIVAL).--adv. REL'ATIVELY.--ns. REL'ATIVENESS, RELATIV'ITY.--RELATIVITY OF HUMAN KNOWLEDGE, the doctrine that the nature and extent of our knowledge is determined not merely by the qualities of the objects known, but necessarily by the conditions of our cognitive powers. gutenberg.org/ebooks/37683
  31. (Gram.) referring, & attaching a subordinate clause, to an expressed or implied antecedent (r. pronoun, as in The man whom you saw; r. adjective, as in Which things are an allegory; r. adverb, as in The place where he died), (of clause) attached to antecedent by r. word; (rare) having mutual relations, corresponding in some way, related to each other, (different yet r. designs); (rare) pertinent, relevant, related to the subject, (without some more r. proof); comparative (what are the r. merits of the two?; made the next attempt with r. coolness), in relation to something else (their r. positions are the same though they are miles apart), proportioned to something else (supply is r. to demand), implying comparison (heat, speed, strength, are r. words), correlative or essentially involving a different but corresponding idea (the conceptions of husband& wife are r. to each other), not having absolute existence but conditioned (she is beautiful to me, but beauty is r. to the beholder\'s eye); having reference, relating, to (detailed the facts r. to the matter; also loosely as adv., as I wrote to him r. to renewal of the lease); hence relatively adv., relativity n. (N.): (Gram.) r. word, esp. pronoun (the principal rr. are who, which, that, what), whence relatival a.; (Philos.) r. thing or term; kinsman, kinswoman, relation by blood or marriage. [Latin] Concise Oxford Dictionary
  32. n. Having relation; respecting;—bearing on the subject in hand; pertinent;—arising from or dependent on relation or connection with something else; not self-existing; not absolute;—mutual : reciprocal;—in logic, Indicating a correlation —said terms, as master and servant, indicating and wife : —in grammar, noting a relation or reference to an antecedent word, sentence, or series of sentences. Cabinet Dictionary
  33. n. A person connected by blood or affinity; a relation; a kinsman or kinswoman;—a word relating to or used in the place of an antecedent word, clause, sentence, or paragraph. Cabinet Dictionary

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