"relative" in the noun sense
1. relative, relation
a person related by blood or marriage
"police are searching for relatives of the deceased"
"he has distant relations back in New Jersey"
2. relative, congener, congenator, congeneric
an animal or plant that bears a relationship to another (as related by common descent or by membership in the same genus)
"relative" in the adjective sense
1. relative, comparative
estimated by comparison not absolute or complete
"a relative stranger"
2. proportional, relative
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"
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