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The ratio of the price of something at one time to its price at another.
- ‘A price relative of less than 1 indicates that the price level has fallen.’
- ‘A price relative of 1 indicates that the price level has not changed.’
- ‘To re-calculate the expenditure on fruit and on vegetables at 2002 prices we divide the expenditure totals for 2003 by the price relatives.’
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The definitions of ‘buddy’ and ‘bro’ in the OED have recently been revised. We explore their history and increase in popularity.