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English definition of “relative”

relative

adjective (COMPARING)    /ˈrel.ə.tɪv/ US  /-t̬ɪv/ formal
C1 being judged or measured in comparison with something else: We weighed up the relative advantages of driving there or going by train.Comparing and contrasting true to a particular degree when compared with other things: Since I got a job, I've been living in relative comfort (= more comfort than before).Comparing and contrasting
(Definition of relative adjective (COMPARING) from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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