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Adjective relative has 2 senses
  1. relative - not absolute or complete; "a relative stranger"
    absolute, implicit, unquestioning, independent, infinite, pure, unmixed, undiluted, syntactically independent, very, dead, utter, direct, living
  2. proportional, relative - properly related in size or degree or other measurable characteristics; usually followed by `to'; "punishment oughtt to be proportional to the crime"; "earnings relative to production"
    Antonyms: disproportionate, disproportional (indirect, via proportionate)
Noun relative has 2 senses
  1. relative, relation - a person related by blood or marriage; "police are searching for relatives of the deceased"; "he has distant relations back in New Jersey"
    --1 is a kind of person, individual, someone, somebody, mortal, human, soul
    --1 is a member of
     kin, kin group, kinship group, kindred, clan, tribe
    --1 has particulars:
     ancestor, ascendant, ascendent, antecedent, root; cousin, first cousin, cousin-german, full cousin; descendant, descendent; in-law, relative-in-law; blood relation, blood relative, cognate, sib; kin, kinsperson, family; enate, matrikin, matrilineal kin, matrisib, matrilineal sib; agnate, patrikin, patrilineal kin, patrisib, patrilineal sib; kinsman; kinswoman; kissing cousin, kissing kin; next of kin; offspring, progeny, issue; second cousin; sibling, sib; spouse, partner, married person, mate, better half
  2. relative, congener, congenator - an animal or plant that bears a relationship to another (as related by common descent or by membership in the same genus)
    --2 is a kind of organism, being
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