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English

Etymology

From Latin relativus, adjective form with suffix -ivus, from relatus, perfect passive participle of referre, literally carry again, from prefix re-, again + ferre, bear or carry, from PIE ??

Pronunciation

Preposition

relative

  1. Relating to, being relevant towards.

Adjective

relative (not comparable)

Positive
relative

Comparative
not comparable

Superlative
none (absolute)

  1. not absolute; connected to or depending on something else

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Translations

Noun

Singular
relative

Plural
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relative ({{{1}}})
  1. someone in the same family; someone connected by blood, marriage, or adoption
  2. refer to relativity for a scientific definition

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Italian

Adjective

relative pl.

  1. Feminine form of relativo.

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