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relative

(Comparative), adjective analogous, commensurate, comparare, compared, contrastive, correlative, correspondent, corresponding, proportional, proportionate
Associated concepts: dependent relative revocation, relative fault

relative

(Relevant), adjective affinitive, allied, apposite, appositional, appropriate, appurtenant, apropos, apt, associated, bearing on, cognate, collateral, compatible, concerning, connected, connective, correlated, fit, fitting, germane, interconnected, kindred, material, pertinent, referring, related, relating, relational, suitable

relative

noun blood relation, clansman, cognate, cognatus, connection, family, kin, kindred, kinsman, kith, member of the family, propinquus, relation, sib
See also: apposite, cognate, commensurable, commensurate, comparative, consanguineous, correlative, germane, kinship, proportionate, related, relation, relevant

RELATIVE. One connected with another by blood or affinity; a relation, a kinsman or kinswoman. In an adjective sense, having relation or connexion with some other person or thing; as relative rights, relative powers.

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In addition, the cost of funds is a relatively less important component of the total cost of credit card operations than it is for other types of credit.
In the financial sector, banking institutions were continuing to work down problem credits in their loan portfolios and, in the context of growing profits associated with relatively wide interest margins on loans, were rebuilding their capital positions.
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As for Saturday, a rise in temperatures is expected therefore the weather will be relatively cold during daytime in the hilly areas and mild in other parts of the kingdom, while at night it will be cold in most regions and relatively cold in the Jordan Valley and the Gulf of Aqaba.
Mixed paper remains relatively unchanged since last month.
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The report indicates that municipalities (such as Montreal, Toronto and Vancouver) often have more regressive taxes because they tend to have relatively unequal income distributions, and/or relatively homogeneous housing prices.
When Bush took office in 2001, 51 percent told Gallup he would do a good job protecting the environment; last March, 46 percent thought he was doing well, a relatively minor drop in public approval.
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However, all five blends had a relatively smooth surface texture that may be considered acceptable.
The problem with the author's perspective is that her book and mind-set are so relentlessly Bruges centered that there is relatively little awareness of the remarkable similarities between that international mercantile city, its society and its artists, and those in analogous communities such as Nuremberg, Cologne, Venice, or even Florence.