Connected to or depending on something else; comparative.
* 2012 May 5, Phil McNulty, “
Chelsea 2-1 Liverpool”, BBC Sport:
Expressed in relation to another item, rather than in complete form.
- For Liverpool, their season will now be regarded as a relative disappointment after failure to add the FA Cup to the Carling Cup and not mounting a challenge to reach the Champions League places.
(grammar) That relates to an antecedent.
(music) Having the same key but differing in being major or minor.
Relevant; pertinent; related.
- ”The relative URL /images/pic.jpg, when evaluated in the context of http&
- x3A;//example.com/docs/pic.html, corresponds to the absolute URL http://example.com/images/pic.jpg.
Capable to be changed by other beings or circumstance; conditional.
- relative to your earlier point about taxes, …
* relative to
(en noun )
Someone in the same family; someone connected by blood, marriage, or adoption.
(linguistics) A type of adjective that inflects like a relative clause, rather than a true adjective, in certain Bantu languages.
- Why do my relatives always talk about sex?
(en adjective )
Of or relating to comparison.
Using comparison as a method of study, or founded on something using it.
- The comparative faculty.
Approximated by comparison; relative.
- comparative anatomy
- The recurrence of comparative warmth and cold.
(obsolete) Comparable; bearing comparison.
* 1819 , Lord Byron, Don Juan , II.137:
- The bubble, by reason of its comparative levity to the fluid that encloses it, would necessarily ascend to the top.
- And need he had of slumber yet, for none / Had suffered more—his hardships were comparative / To those related in my grand-dad’s Narrative .
(wikipedia comparative )
(grammar) A construction showing a relative quality, in English usually formed by adding more” or appending ”-er”. For example, the comparative of ”green” is ”greener”; of ”evil”, ”more evil .
(grammar) A word in the comparative form.
(obsolete) An equal; a rival; a compeer.
* Beaumont and Fletcher
(en noun )
(obsolete) One who makes comparisons; one who affects wit.
- Gerard ever was / His full comparative .
- Every beardless vain comparative .