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relative
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Dune
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as in: they are relatives Define
connected in various senses such as:
  • a person related by blood or marriage
  • a plant or animal related by origin or grouping

  • They all seemed to look like relatives of the Duke . the late Duke.

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  • Police are searching for friends or relatives who might know something about her plans that night.
  • I have relatives in California.

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unspecified meaning
  • We might, for example, have wanted to breed her to a close relative to set up a dominant in some genetic trait.
  • He could see it stretching ahead of him, a time of relative quiet in a hidden sietch, a moment of peace between periods of violence.

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  • "Oppression is a relative thing," Hawat said.
  • Effectiveness limited by variations in shield settings and relative motion between target and projectile.
  • It nullifies gravity within certain limits prescribed by relative mass and energy consumption.

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as in: the relative importance Define
compared with something else (not an absolute value or not complete)
as in: they are relatives Define
connected in various senses such as:
  • a person related by blood or marriage
  • a plant or animal related by origin or grouping

as in: questions relative to the topic Define
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