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English definition of “relative”

relative

adjective (CONNECTED)    /ˈrel.ə.tɪv/ US  /-t̬ɪv/ formal
relative to C2 If something is relative to something else, it changes according to the speed or level of the other thing: The amount of petrol a car uses is relative to its speed.Linking and relatingRegarding and concerning If something is relative to a particular subject, it is connected with it: Are these documents relative to the discussion?Linking and relatingRegarding and concerning
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