Definitions for relative

Definitions for (noun) relative

Main entry: relative, congenator, congener, congeneric

Definition: an animal or plant that bears a relationship to another (as related by common descent or by membership in the same genus)

Main entry: relation, relative

Definition: a person related by blood or marriage

Usage: police are searching for relatives of the deceased; he has distant relations back in New Jersey

Definitions for (adj) relative

Main entry: relative, comparative

Definition: estimated by comparison; not absolute or complete

Usage: a relative stranger

Main entry: proportional, relative

Definition: properly related in size or degree or other measurable characteristics; usually followed by `to'

Usage: the punishment ought to be proportional to the crime; earnings relative to production

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