Meaning of relative

Definition of relative

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

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