Associations to the word «Relative»


RELATIVE, adjective. Connected to or depending on something else; comparative.
RELATIVE, adjective. (computing) (of a URL, URI, path, or similar) Expressed in relation to another item, rather than in complete form.
RELATIVE, adjective. (grammar) That relates to an antecedent.
RELATIVE, adjective. (music) Having the same key but differing in being major or minor.
RELATIVE, adjective. Relevant; pertinent; related.
RELATIVE, adjective. Capable to be changed by other beings or circumstance; conditional.
RELATIVE, noun. Someone in the same family; someone connected by blood, marriage, or adoption.
RELATIVE, noun. (linguistics) A type of adjective that inflects like a relative clause, rather than a true adjective, in certain Bantu languages.
RELATIVE ADDRESS, noun. (computer science) The location of something in computer memory expressed as an offset from the value of a register.
RELATIVE ADDRESSES, noun. Plural of relative address
RELATIVE ADJECTIVE, noun. A relative pronoun used in an adjectival clause
RELATIVE ADJECTIVES, noun. Plural of relative adjective
RELATIVE ATOMIC MASS, noun. (physics) Ratio of the atomic mass of one atom of an isotope to 1/12 (one twelfth) the mass of a Carbon-12 atom.
RELATIVE CLAUSE, noun. (grammar) A subordinate clause that modifies a noun.
RELATIVE CLAUSES, noun. Plural of relative clause
RELATIVE COMPLEMENT, noun. (set theory) Given two sets A and B, the relative complement of A in B is the set that contains exactly those elements belonging to B but not to A.
RELATIVE DATING, noun. (uncountable) A method of determining the age of a fossil by comparing its placement with that of fossils in other layers of rock.
RELATIVE DATING, noun. (countable) An act of so doing.
RELATIVE DENSITIES, noun. Plural of relative density
RELATIVE DENSITY, noun. (sciences) A measure of the density of a material. The ratio of the density of a substance to the density of water at the same temperature. It is dimensionless and therefore has no units.
RELATIVE FUTURE TENSE, noun. A special form of future tense used in Celtic languages after certain conjunctions and pronouns, eg Scottish Gaelic cuin (when), ma (if) or dè (what).
RELATIVE HUMIDITY, noun. The ratio of the actual amount of water vapor (absolute humidity) present in the air to the saturation point at the same temperature, usually expressed as a percentage.
RELATIVE KEY, noun. (music) a key with the same key signature as another key
RELATIVE KEYS, noun. Plural of relative key
RELATIVE PIN, noun. (chess) A pin in which moving away the pinned piece would allow capture of a piece other than the king.
RELATIVE PINS, noun. Plural of relative pin
RELATIVE PRICE, noun. The price of a commodity or service in terms of another
RELATIVE PRONOUN, noun. (grammar) A pronoun that introduces a relative clause and refers to an antecedent. Some words that can be used as interrogative pronouns can alternatively be used as relative pronouns: what, which, who, whom, and whose. The other relative pronouns are whoever, whosoever, whomever, whatever, and that.
RELATIVE PRONOUNS, noun. Plural of relative pronoun
RELATIVE PSEUDO-COMPLEMENT, noun. (mathematics) The residual operation of a Heyting algebra when considered as a residuated lattice whose monoid operation is the meet operation. Equivalently, the relative pseudo-complement of a with respect to b is the supremum of the set of all z such that \( z \wedge a \leqslant b\), where \(\wedge\) denotes the meet operation of the given Heyting algebra.
RELATIVE SUPERLATIVE, noun. (grammar) In Greek: one of the degrees of comparison of an adjective, the equivalent in English of the superlative, similar to the comparative superlative used in Spanish. Compare with absolute superlative.
RELATIVE SUPERLATIVES, noun. Plural of relative superlative
RELATIVE TOPOLOGY, noun. (topology) subspace topology

Dictionary definition

RELATIVE, noun. A person related by blood or marriage; "police are searching for relatives of the deceased"; "he has distant relations back in New Jersey".
RELATIVE, noun. An animal or plant that bears a relationship to another (as related by common descent or by membership in the same genus).
RELATIVE, adjective. Estimated by comparison; not absolute or complete; "a relative stranger".
RELATIVE, adjective. 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".

Wise words

The right word may be effective, but no word was ever as effective as a rightly timed pause.
Mark Twain