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relative

adjective [not gradable]  us   /ˈrel·ə·t̬ɪv/

relative adjective [not gradable] (COMPARED WITH)

as judged or measured in comparison with something else: We considered the relative merits of flying to Washington or taking the train. Relative to (= Considering) birthweight, the newborns were doing well.
relatively
adverb [not gradable]  us   /ˈrel·ə·t̬ɪv·li/
The stereo was relatively inexpensive.

relative

noun [C]  us   /ˈrel·ə·t̬ɪv/

relative noun [C] (FAMILY)

a member of your family: All her relatives came to the wedding.
Translations of “relative”
in Korean 친척…
in Arabic قَريب…
in Portuguese parente…
in Catalan parent, -a…
in Japanese 親戚, 身内…
in Italian parente…
in Chinese (Traditional) 親戚, 親屬…
in Russian родственник…
in Turkish akraba…
in Chinese (Simplified) 亲戚, 亲属…
in Polish krewn-y/a…
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