- adj. 相对的；有关系的；成比例的
- n. 亲戚；相关物；[语] 关系词；亲缘植物
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- relative (n.)
- late 14c., "a relative pronoun," from Old French relatif (13c.), from Late Latin relativus "having reference or relation," from Latin relatus, past participle of referre "to refer" (see refer). Meaning "person in the same family" first recorded 1650s.
- relative (adj.)
- early 15c., "having reference," from Middle French relatif and directly from Late Latin relativus (see relative (n.)). Meaning "compared to each other" is from 1590s; that of "depending on a relationship to something else" is from 1610s.
- 1. An employer can demand written certification that the relative is really ill.
- 2. Economic reform has brought relative wealth to peasant farmers.
- 3. The person can transfer from wheelchair to seat with relative ease.
- 4. The pheasant is a close relative of the Guinea hen.
- 5. The weak dollar means American goods are relative bargains for foreigners.
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