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relative
used in Nineteen Minutes

2 meanings, 7 uses
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1  —2 uses as in:
the relative importance
Definition
compared with something else (not an absolute value or not complete)
  • If there was a totem pole of unpopularity, Josie knew she still ranked relatively higher than some.
    Part 1 (42% in)
  • When Alex had first come to the bench, she'd thought that being a relatively young, moderately attractive woman was a good thing-a vote against typecasting-but on mornings like this, she wasn't so sure.
    Part 1 (3% in)

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2  —1 use as in:
they are relatives
Definition
connected
in various senses, including:
  • a person related by blood or marriage — as in "The hospital won't let me visit her because I'm not a relative."
  • a plant or animal related by origin or grouping — "The closest relative of the dog is the gray wolf."
  • He figured that the plumbing emptied out into some big ocean, like the one his family had gone to last summer on a beach vacation, and that maybe Wolverine could find his way back to Japan and his other beta relatives.
    Part 1 (27% in)

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?  —4 uses
exact meaning not specified
  • Yesterday, Matt had shown off a graph of relative age of hockey players in the NHL.
    Part 1 (63% in)
  • Happiness was relative, according to her husband.
    Part 1 (8% in)
  • Lewis's colleagues at Sterling College had presented papers on the relative push an education could provide, or universal health care, or job satisfaction.
    Part 1 (8% in)
  • In spite of material improvements, happiness is flat over time-relative income might be more important than absolute income gains.
    Part 1 (62% in)

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