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Related to relativeness: Adject, stupendousness


1. Considered in comparison or relation to something else: an animal with a large brain relative to body size; the relative quiet of the suburbs.
2. Having pertinence or relevance; connected or related: How are those remarks relative to the discussion?
3. Grammar Referring to or qualifying an antecedent, as the pronoun who in the man who was on TV or that in the dictionary that I use.
4. Music Having the same key signature. Used of major and minor scales and keys: A minor is the relative minor of C major.
a. A person related to another by heredity, adoption, or marriage.
b. A species or other taxon that shares a common ancestor, usually a relatively recent ancestor, with another: The jaguar is a relative of the lion.
2. Grammar A relative pronoun.

[Middle English, from Old French relatif, from Late Latin relātīvus, from Latin relātus, past participle of referre, to relate; see relate.]

rel′a·tive·ness n.
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Western values de facto bring the unbearable awareness of the relativeness and non-necessity of the divine, defying the very existence of the sacred world, and, since to the beholder of the sacred mindset the world of his beliefs is everything, the dignity of all those who still hold on to it.
Second, they pointed at the relativeness of different meanings of welfare indicators and opted for a discussion that would take economic and social conditions of a society into account.