rel @ tihv
definition 1: a person who is related to others through blood or marriage.
example: Only his aunt, his cousin, and a few other relatives attended the funeral.
definition 2: something that is dependent on something else for its specific form or meaning. (Cf. absolute.)
example: Happiness is a relative: the same set of circumstances may bring happiness at one time in one’s life and dissatisfaction at another.
definition 1: meaningful only in relation to something else. (Cf. absolute.)
example: Some people argue that moral standards are relative.
example: How large an object appears is relative to how far away one is while viewing it.
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