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relative

rel·a·tive

relative

 
pronunciation:
re l tihv
parts of speech:
noun, adjective
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part of speech: noun
definition: a person who belongs to the same family as someone else.
All our relatives, including my mother's aunt Gertrude, are coming to visit.
similar words:
relation
 
part of speech: adjective
definition: having meaning or truth only in relation to something else.
How large an object appears is relative to how far away you stand from it.
synonyms:
dependent
similar words:
comparative
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The word relative contains the following parts:
fer, lat2, -late Latin root that means carry, bring
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See also -iferous and -fic
-ive, -ative Latin adjective-forming suffix that means tending to, connected with, or performing
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The suffix -ive , -ative turns Latinate verb bases into adjectives. Many adjectives ending in -ive , -ative have corresponding noun forms ending in -ity (objective , objectivity) or -ion (effusive , effusion).