relative

relative(
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A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
noun
1. (family member)
a. el pariente
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
(M)
, la pariente
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
(F)
All of my mother's relatives are getting together for a family reunion in Barcelona.Todos los parientes de mi mamá se están juntando para una reunión familiar en Barcelona.
b. el familiar
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
(M)
Only relatives are allowed to visit patients in the intensive care unit.Solo los familiares están autorizados a visitar a los pacientes en la unidad de cuidados intensivos.
An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
adjective
2. (comparative)
a. relativo
The movement of any object in space is relative to some other object.El movimiento de cualquier objeto en el espacio es relativo a algún otro objeto.
b. en comparación con
He's doing better in class this quarter relative to the previous quarter.Le va mejor en clase este trimestre en comparación con el trimestre anterior.
3. (not absolute)
a. relativo
He went from the half frozen lake to the relative warmth of a cold shower.Pasó del lago medio congelado al calor relativo de una ducha fría.
4. (relevant)
a. concerniente a
We requested soil mechanics documents, but the ones we received were relative to sales.Pedimos los documentos de mecánica de suelos, pero los que recibimos eran concernientes a las ventas.
5. (grammar)
a. relativo
A relative pronoun marks a relative clause.Un pronombre relativo marca una oración de relativo.
6. (music)
a. relativo
A minor scale begins on the sixth note of its relative major.Una escala menor comienza en la sexta nota de su mayor relativa.
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relative
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
Noun
1. (person)
a. el pariente
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
(M)
la pariente
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
(F)
An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
adjective
2. (comparative)
a. relativo(a)
relative tocon relación a
3. (grammar)
a.
relative clauseoración relativa
relative [ˈrelətɪv]
adjective
1 (comparative) [+safety, peace, comfort, ease] relativo
her relative lack of experience su relativa falta de experiencia; he is a relative newcomer es relativamente nuevo; it's all relative todo es relativo; in relative terms relativamente; petrol consumption is relative to speed el consumo de gasolina está en relación con la velocidad; there is a shortage of labour relative to demand hay escasez de trabajadores en relación con la demanda
the position of sterling relative to the dollar with relative ease What is your average weight relative to your height? all human values are relative
2 (respective)
the relative merits of the two systems los méritos de cada uno de los dos sistemas
the relative importance of various factors
3 (relevant)
relative to relativo a; concerniente a; the documents relative to the problem la documentación relativa or concerniente al problema
4 (Ling) relativo
relative clause oración (f) subordinada relativa; oración (f) (subordinada) de relativo; relative pronoun pronombre (m) relativo
5 (Mús) relativo
C minor is the relative minor of E flat major
noun
pariente (m); familiar (m)
friends and relatives amigos (m) y familiares; a close/distant relative un pariente cercano/lejano
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