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relative
used in Gifted Hands

2 meanings, 10 uses
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1  —6 uses as in:
the relative importance
Definition
compared with something else (not an absolute value or not complete)
  • The difference lies in the fact that in Australia relatively few malpractice cases arise.
    p. 127.9
Other Uses (with this meaning)
  • He spoke rather calmly, raised his voice a few times, but he preached in a relatively low key, and the audience didn't get stirred up.
    p. 18.2
  • Eventually she was able to read relatively sophisticated material.
    p. 49.4
  • It was exciting to move to Baltimore from the relatively small town of Ann Arbor.
    p. 109.6
  • Naturally I was quite concerned, feeling we had to do something, but I was still relatively inexperienced.
    p. 118.2
  • To accomplish the research I wanted, I faced a triple challenge: (I) to come up with a relatively inexpensive model, (2) to find one that was consistent, and (3) to find a model large enough to be imaged and operated on.
    p. 120.1

There are no more uses of "relative" flagged with this meaning in Gifted Hands.

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2  —4 uses 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."
  • We also understand some of what hurting relatives go through.
    p. 161.1
Other Uses (with this meaning)
  • Going to see some relatives.
    p. 18.4
  • It may seem strange, but it is a testimony to the security we felt in our home—I was an adult before I discovered where Mother went when she "visited relatives."
    p. 18.9
  • You mean you have relatives here in Australia?
    p. 128.8

There are no more uses of "relative" flagged with this meaning in Gifted Hands.

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