relative to


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relative to

prep.
With regard to; concerning: questions relative to the deficit.
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Well, you know of course that the greater is relative to the less?
And a certain kind of thirst is relative to a certain kind of drink; but thirst taken alone is neither of much nor little, nor of good nor bad, nor of any particular kind of drink, but of drink only?
John Jacob Astor, relative to that portion of our country, and to the adventurous traders to Santa Fe and the Columbia.
All the papers relative to the enterprise were accordingly submitted to my inspection.
As the safety of the whole is the interest of the whole, and cannot be provided for without government, either one or more or many, let us inquire whether one good government is not, relative to the object in question, more competent than any other given number whatever.
To these registers there are added notes relative to the prisoners?
The inspector begged the Englishman to seat himself in an arm-chair, and placed before him the register and documents relative to the Chateau d'If, giving him all the time he desired for the examination, while De Boville seated himself in a corner, and began to read his newspaper.
H-2165 HB1215 Relative to the rights of Patrick Abrami
Only 15 percent in the region chose arranging for the relative to go into a residential home as an option.
A pay relative is a calculation of pay--wages, salaries, commissions, and production bonuses--for a given metropolitan area, relative to the Nation as a whole.
01% or better only through calibration relative to a known reference.
From the beginning of kindergarten to the end of first grade, black students lose 20 percent of a standard deviation (approximately 10 percent of a standard deviation each year) relative to white students with similar characteristics.

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