Last modified on 26 November 2014, at 20:15

relative

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EtymologyEdit

From Middle French relatif, from Late Latin relativus, from Latin relatus, perfect passive participle of referre (to carry back, to ascribe), from re- (again) + ferre (to bear or carry)

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relative (not comparable)

  1. Connected to or depending on something else; comparative.
    • 2012 May 5, Phil McNulty, “Chelsea 2-1 Liverpool”, BBC Sport:
      For Liverpool, their season will now be regarded as a relative disappointment after failure to add the FA Cup to the Carling Cup and not mounting a challenge to reach the Champions League places.
  2. (computing, of a URL, URI, path, or similar) Expressed in relation to another item, rather than in complete form.
    The relative URL /images/pic.jpg, when evaluated in the context of http://example.com/docs/pic.html, corresponds to the absolute URL http://example.com/images/pic.jpg.
  3. (grammar) That relates to an antecedent.
  4. (music) Having the same key but differing in being major or minor.
  5. Relevant; pertinent; related.
    relative to your earlier point about taxes, ...
  6. Capable to be changed by other beings or circumstance; conditional.

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relative (plural relatives)

  1. Someone in the same family; someone connected by blood, marriage, or adoption.
    Why do my relatives always talk about sex?
  2. (linguistics) A type of adjective that inflects like a relative clause, rather than a true adjective, in certain Bantu languages.

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DanishEdit

AdjectiveEdit

relative

  1. definite and plural of relativ

EsperantoEdit

AdverbEdit

relative

  1. relatively

FrenchEdit

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AdjectiveEdit

relative

  1. feminine form of relatif

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GermanEdit

AdjectiveEdit

relative

  1. inflected form of relativ

ItalianEdit

AdjectiveEdit

relative

  1. feminine plural of relativo

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LatinEdit

AdjectiveEdit

relātīve

  1. vocative masculine singular of relātīvus

Norwegian BokmålEdit

AdjectiveEdit

relative

  1. definite singular of relativ
  2. plural form of relativ

Norwegian NynorskEdit

AdjectiveEdit

relative

  1. definite singular of relativ
  2. plural form of relativ

SwedishEdit

AdjectiveEdit

relative

  1. absolute definite natural masculine form of relativ.