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Merriam-Webster Online Dictionary
relative (noun)
1.
a word referring grammatically to an antecedent
2.
a thing having a to or connection with or necessary dependence on another thing - relation
3.
a) a person connected with another by blood or affinity
b) an animal or plant to another by common descent - related
4.
a relative term
relative (adjective)
1.
introducing a subordinate clause qualifying an expressed or implied antecedent - a relative pronoun , also introduced by such a connective - a relative clause
2.
- relevant pertinent matters relative to world peace
3.
not absolute or independent - comparative the relative isolation of life in the country
4.
having the same key signature - used of major and minor keys and scales
5.
expressed as the ratio of the specified quantity (as an error in measuring) to the total magnitude (as the value of a measured quantity) or to the mean of all the quantities involved
Merriam-Webster Online Thesaurus
relative (adjective)
1.
being such only when compared to something else
SYNONIMS:
almost, approximate, near, relative
RELATED WORDS:
alike, comparable, similar; equal, equivalent
NEAR ANTONYMS:
genuine, real, true
absolute, complete, downright, out-and-out, outright, perfect, pure, unqualified
relative (adjective)
2.
having to do with the matter at hand
SYNONIMS:
applicable, apposite, apropos, germane, material, pointed, relative, relevant
RELATED WORDS:
appropriate, apt, fit, fitting, suitable; important, meaningful, significant; sensible, useful; admissible, allowable
NEAR ANTONYMS:
frivolous, inconsequential, insignificant, little, minor, negligible, slight, trifling, trivial, unimportant; meaningless, purposeless, senseless, useless; inappropriate, inapt, unsuitable; inadmissible
extraneous, immaterial, impertinent, inapplicable, inapposite, irrelative, irrelevant, pointless
relative (noun)
a person connected with another by blood or marriage
SYNONIMS:
cousin, kin, kinsman, relation
RELATED WORDS:
in-law; kissing cousin; kinswoman; blood, clan, family, folk, house, kindred, kinfolk ( kinfolks), kinsfolk, line, lineage, people, race, stock, tribe
nonrelative
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