Definition of relative noun from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary

     

    relative

     noun
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    NAmE//ˈrɛlət̮ɪv//
     
     
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  1. 1a person who is in the same family as someone else synonym relation a close/distant relative her friends and relatives
  2. 2a thing that belongs to the same group as something else The ibex is a distant relative of the mountain goat.
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