considered in relation or in proportion to something else.
the relative effectiveness of the various mechanisms is not known
denoting a pronoun, determiner, or adverb that refers to an expressed or implied antecedent and attaches a subordinate clause to it, e.g., which , who.
The other personal relative pronoun, who, doesn't seem to be affected nearly as much.
(of major and minor keys) having the same key signature.
This piece will give the teacher a chance to review parallel and relative major/minor keys along with primary chord progressions.
(of a service rank) corresponding in grade to another in a different service.
The war prompted the navy to assign relative rank to nurses on 1 July 1942.