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English definition of “relative”

relative

adjective
 
 
/ˈrelətɪv/
[always before noun] compared to other similar things or people: the relative prosperity of the WestLinking and relatingRegarding and concerning
relative to sth when compared to something else: The economy has been declining relative to other countries.Linking and relatingRegarding and concerning
(Definition of relative adjective from the Cambridge Learners Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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