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There was relative calm after the violence of the previous night.
a period of relative economic stability
The parents were discussing the relative merits of the local schools.
I think we work very hard, but it's all relative.
How did the control group students do relative to the whole class?
Questions have been raised relative to your testimony.
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the design of buildings or public spaces in a way which discourages people from touching, climbing or sitting on them …
to ask people to vote in order to decide an issue
a situation in which a country's armed forces are physically present in an area of conflict …
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Definition of relative from the online English dictionary from Macmillan Publishers Limited.