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Definitions of relative:

part of speech: noun


part of speech: adjective

Respecting; having reference to; not absolute or existing by itself; incident to man in society, as rights or duties; particular.

part of speech: adjective

Having relation: respecting: not absolute or existing by itself: considered as belonging to something else: ( gram.) expressing relation.

part of speech: noun

That which has relation to something else: a relation: ( gram.) a pronoun which relates to something before, called its antecedent.

part of speech: noun

A person connected with another by blood or marriage; a word which refers to an antecedent; as, the pronouns who, which, that, are relatives.

part of speech: noun


part of speech: adjective

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.

part of speech: adverb


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