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rel•a•tive(ˈrɛl ə tɪv)
relation relative relationship
These words are used to refer to people or to connections between people.
Your relations or relatives are the members of your family.
The relations between people or groups are the contacts between them and the way they behave towards each other.
You can talk in a similar way about the relationship between two people or groups.
A relationship is also a close friendship between two people, especially one involving sexual or romantic feelings.
|Noun||1.||relative - a person related by blood or marriage; "police are searching for relatives of the deceased"; "he has distant relations back in New Jersey"|
individual, mortal, person, somebody, someone, soul - a human being; "there was too much for one person to do"
ancestor, antecedent, ascendant, ascendent, root - someone from whom you are descended (but usually more remote than a grandparent)
blood relation, blood relative, cognate, sib - one related by blood or origin; especially on sharing an ancestor with another
kinsman - a male relative
kinswoman - a female relative
kissing cousin, kissing kin - a more or less distant relative; familiar enough to be greeted with a kiss
next of kin - the person who is (or persons who are) most closely related to a given person
offspring, progeny, issue - the immediate descendants of a person; "she was the mother of many offspring"; "he died without issue"
second cousin - a child of a first cousin
|2.||relative - an animal or plant that bears a relationship to another (as related by common descent or by membership in the same genus)|
|Adj.||1.||relative - estimated by comparison; not absolute or complete; "a relative stranger"|
absolute - perfect or complete or pure; "absolute loyalty"; "absolute silence"; "absolute truth"; "absolute alcohol"
|2.||relative - properly related in size or degree or other measurable characteristics; usually followed by `to'; "the punishment ought to be proportional to the crime"; "earnings relative to production"|
proportionate - being in due proportion; "proportionate representation of a minority group"
"Every man sees in his relatives, and especially in his cousins, a series of grotesque caricatures of himself" [H.L. Mencken Prejudices]
"When you are courting a nice girl an hour seems like a second. When you sit on a red-hot cinder a second seems like an hour. That's relativity" [Albert Einstein]
her relative lack of experience → su relativa falta de experiencia
he is a relative newcomer → es relativamente nuevo
it's all relative → todo es relativo
in relative terms → relativamente
petrol consumption is relative to speed → el consumo de gasolina está en relación con la velocidad
there is a shortage of labour relative to demand → hay escasez de trabajadores en relación con la demanda
the documents relative to the problem → la documentación relativa or concerniente al problema
relative clause → oración f subordinada relativa, oración f (subordinada) de relativo
relative pronoun → pronombre m relativo
a period of relative calm → une période de calme relatif
relative to sth → relativement à qch
it's all relative → tout est relatif
the relative merits of X and Y → i meriti rispettivi di X e Y