One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
1‘the relative importance of each factor’
comparative, respective, comparable, correlative, parallel, corresponding, reciprocal
2‘a kitten requires three times more nourishment, relative to body weight, than a fully grown cat’
proportionate, proportional, in proportion, commensurate, corresponding, dependent on, based on
3‘Semtex was able to be smuggled with relative ease’
moderate, reasonable, a fair degree of, considerable, some
comparative, qualified, modified
by comparison, in comparison
1‘he's a relative of mine’
relation, member of someone's family, member of the family, one's flesh and blood, one's own flesh and blood, next of kin
formal kinsman, kinswoman
family, kin, kith and kin, kindred
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