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Relative

Relative

WordNet



adjective


(1)   Not absolute or complete
"A relative stranger"
(2)   Properly related in size or degree or other measurable characteristics; usually followed by `to'
"The punishment ought to be proportional to the crime"
"Earnings relative to production"

noun


(3)   An animal or plant that bears a relationship to another (as related by common descent or by membership in the same genus)
(4)   A person related by blood or marriage
"Police are searching for relatives of the deceased"
"He has distant relations back in New Jersey"
Wiktonary



Etymology


From , from , perfect passive participle of , from +

Adjective



  1. Relevant; pertinent
  2. Connected to or depending on something else; not absolute; comparative.

Noun



  1. Someone in the same family; someone connected by blood, marriage, or adoption.

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