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relative to someone or something

 
1. concerning someone or something. I have something to say relative to Bill. Do you have any information relative to the situation in South America?
2. in proportion to someone or something. My happiness is relative to yours. I can spend an amount of money relative to the amount of money I earn.

relative to

Correspondent or proportionate to, as in Relative to its size, Boston has a great many universities, or It's important to get all the facts relative to the collision. Another form of this idiom is in or with relation to , meaning "in reference or with regard to," as in Demand is high in relation to supply, or That argument changes nothing with relation to our plans for hiring workers. The usages with relative date from the second half of the 1700s, those with relation from the late 1500s.
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California, Colorado, Hawaii, Indiana and Nevada have expanded the definition of "relative" to include more distant relatives such as great-aunts or second cousins.
Eight out of ten said they would rather their own quality of life was affected and their relative stayed with them or they cared for them in their own home than have to put them into care.
Peifer compared the relative and absolute measurements of a luminaire.
Another program for relative placements provides assistance for one year.
Only 15 percent in the region chose arranging for the relative to go into a residential home as an option.
A pay relative is a calculation of pay--wages, salaries, commissions, and production bonuses--for a given metropolitan area, relative to the Nation as a whole.
This value represents an upper bound to the relative standard uncertainty for any combination of weights.
Borrowing from both friends and family, my relatives managed to come up with $60,000, which satisfied the kidnappers.
A value curve is a graphical depiction of the way a business configures its offerings to customers and the relative value to the consumers.
After two years in school, then, Hispanic students were performing better relative to whites than were their black counterparts.
Standardized mortality (morbidity) ratios (SMRs) are commonly used as estimates of the relative risk.
Relative precision is one of several ways that we can measure sampling variability.
Relative to never-users, current users of estrogen-only therapy had a risk of breast cancer that was increased by about one-third (relative risk, 1.
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