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


  1. Connected to or depending on something else; comparative.
  2. Expressed in relation to another item, rather than in complete form.
    ''The relative URL /images/pic.jpg, when evaluated in the context of, corresponds to the absolute URL
  3. That relates to an antecedent.
  4. 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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