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relative

US [ˈrelətɪv]
UK ['relətɪv]
  • n.亲属;亲戚;同类事物
  • adj.相比较而言的;比较的;相对的;相关联的
  • Web相对定位;相关的;亲人
Plural Form:relatives  
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adj.
1.
相比较而言的;比较的considered and judged by being compared with sth else
the relative merits of the two plans
相比较之下两个计划各自的优点
2.
~ (to sth)
相对的;相关联的considered according to its position or connection with sth else
the position of the sun relative to the earth
太阳与地球的相对位置
3.
[obn]
相比之下存在(或有)的that exists or that has a particular quality only when compared with sth else
They now live in relative comfort(= compared with how they lived before) .
他们现在过得比较舒适。
Given the failure of the previous plan, this turned out to be a relative success.
由于前面那个计划失败了,这个计划算是比较成功的。
It's all relative though, isn't it? We never had any money when I was a kid and $500 was a fortune to us.
不过,一切都是相对的,是不是?我小的时候,我们根本没有钱,500 块钱对于我们来说就是很大的一笔钱了。
4.
~ to sth
关于(或涉及)…的having a connection with sth; referring to sth
the facts relative to the case
与这个案件有关的事实
5.
(指代前面的名词、句子或句子的一部分)referring to an earlier noun, sentence or part of a sentence
In ‘the man who came’, ‘who’ is a relative pronoun and ‘who came’ is a relative clause .
在 the man who came 中,who 是关系代词,而 who came 是关系从句。
n.
1.
亲戚;亲属a person who is in the same family as sb else
a close/distant relative
近亲;远亲
her friends and relatives
她的亲友
2.
同类事物a thing that belongs to the same group as sth else
The ibex is a distant relative of the mountain goat.
北山羊与石山羊有较远的亲缘关系。

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