relative - definition and synonyms

 
 
 
adjective 

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/ˈrelətɪv/
  1. having a particular quality when compared with something else

    There was relative calm after the violence of the previous night.

    a period of relative economic stability

    1. a.
      considered in comparison with other similar things

      The parents were discussing the relative merits of the local schools.

      it’s (all) relative (=it depends what you compare it with):

      I think we work very hard, but it’s all relative.