relative to the U.S. economy, that's more than the New Deal spent on the job-creation programs of the 1930s.
For a year now, however, relative peace has reigned within the Obama administration on these matters.
The fact that she has gotten away with it owes to her relative obscurity and her protection from religious conservatives.
relative to that collection, this was playful, funny—and, well, definitely fun.
One was the relative autonomy that France had earned through its collaborationist government in Vichy.
Up and down are arbitrary or relative terms after all, in the universe.
I might be said to be without a friend, or relative, in the world.
I can hear no more until you assume a tone better suited to our relative positions.
This proprietor was a man of great opulence, and a relative of Naomi.
A thought came to him: how like his performances in his room at college when he had heard that a relative was coming to see him.
late 14c., "a relative pronoun," from Old French relatif (13c.), from Late Latin relativus "having reference or relation," from Latin relatus, past participle of referre "to refer" (see refer). Meaning "person in the same family" first recorded 1650s.
early 15c., "having reference," from Middle French relatif and directly from Late Latin relativus (see relative (n.)). Meaning "compared to each other" is from 1590s; that of "depending on a relationship to something else" is from 1610s.
Early system on IBM 650. Listed in CACM 2(5):16 (May 1959).