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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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Because the members saw the potential need for some tightening in monetary policy to counter rising inflationary pressures, perhaps in the relatively near term, the directive included a bias toward the possible firming of reserve conditions during the intermeeting period.
NR consumption in central and eastern Europe should continue to increase quite rapidly but from a relatively low base.
PMD expects Friday's temperature to further rise and approach 5AC above the seasonal average, paving the way to hot to very hot conditions in daytime and relatively hot conditions in nighttime.
"This is in line with the overall UK economy, which has been recovering at a relatively strong rate since early 2013, although there were signs of a slight slowdown in late 2014 due to problems in the Eurozone and other geopolitical uncertainties."
A drop in temperatures is expected on Saturday, but it will remain relatively cold in most regions and fair in the Jordan Valley and Aqaba while winds will northwesterly moderate to brisk winds.
"We're all interested in 100-foot waves," he adds, but a smaller rogue wave in relatively calm waters can pose a threat to fishing boats or pleasure craft.
Smart investors should not discount the possibility of securing Wall Street financing for a relatively small-scale deal.
Prices remain relatively strong for OCC following a period of hot buying driven by high demand from mills in the Southeast.
Once the hundreds of formerly sovereign nations of the world are politically enmeshed in various regional entities--the European Union, a North American Union, a Middle East Union, etc.--it would be relatively easy for our internationalist political elites to incorporate these various regional governments into a world government under the United Nations.
This year, non-EU Europe and Asia/Pacific should continue to show relatively strong growth, balancing weaker performances in North America, Latin America and Africa, while the EU should recover to show some kind of growth.
I'm willing to believe voting by mail can work in a state like Oregon, which has a relatively small, relatively stable population and a fair-minded political culture.
This can produce huge savings over natural gas firing with relatively small environmental permit changes.