transcription, транскрипция: [ relətɪv ]
Frequency: The word is one of the 3000 most common words in English.
Your relatives are the members of your family.
Get a relative to look after the children.
You use relative to say that something is true to a certain degree, especially when compared with other things of the same kind.
The fighting resumed after a period of relative calm...
ADJ : ADJ n
You use relative when you are comparing the quality or size of two things.
They chatted about the relative merits of London and Paris as places to live...
ADJ : ADJ n
Relative to something means with reference to it or in comparison with it.
Japanese interest rates rose relative to America’s...
If you say that something is relative , you mean that it needs to be considered and judged in relation to other things.
Fitness is relative; one must always ask ‘Fit for what?’...
ADJ : usu v-link ADJ
If one animal, plant, language, or invention is a relative of another, they have both developed from the same type of animal, plant, language, or invention.
The pheasant is a close relative of the Guinea hen.
N-COUNT : usu N of n