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English definition of “relative”

relative

noun [C]     /ˈrel.ə.tɪv/ US  /-t̬ɪv/
B1 a member of your family: I haven't got many blood relatives (= people related to me by birth rather than by marriage). All her close/distant relatives came to the wedding.Family relations in general
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