Meaning of RELATIVE in English

RELATIVE

n.

Pronunciation: ' re-l ə -tiv

Function: noun

Date: 14th century

1 : a word referring grammatically to an antecedent

2 : a thing having a relation to or connection with or necessary dependence on another thing

3 a : a person connected with another by blood or affinity b : an animal or plant related to another by common descent

4 : a relative term

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