1 relative /ˈrɛlətɪv/ noun
plural relatives
1 relative
plural relatives
Learner's definition of RELATIVE
: a member of your family
: something that belongs to the same group as something else because of shared characteristics, qualities, etc.
2 relative /ˈrɛlətɪv/ adjective
2 relative
Learner's definition of RELATIVE
: compared to someone or something else or to each other
: seeming to be something when compared with others
grammar : referring to a noun, a part of a sentence, or a sentence that was used earlier

relative to

used to describe what someone or something is like when compared with or measured against someone or something else
: concerning or about (something) : referring to (something)
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