Relative is an adjective used to characterize something like related from something else, demonstrating that there is a relationship or reference between them.
When it is said that a given situation is relative to another, for example, it means that the first is linked to the second, being a consequence or trigger of the latter.
The word relative can still be used to convey the idea of something that does not have a unique or absolute character, that is, that it has a relationship of dependence with something else.
Example: "Calculations should be made based on relative speed".
Another application for this adjective is to assign the meaning of something that happens by chance or accident.
Example: "Finding the love of your life is relative."
In the behavioral sphere, the expression "relative person" to refer to the individual who has a flexible behavior in relation to their actions and decisions. As a rule, these people tend to be more emotionally balanced, know how to impose limits on others, in addition to being able to plan and execute projects for life.
It consists of a class of pronouns used to replace a term present in a previous clause, making it not to be repeated. In this way a reference relationship between both clauses is created.
According to the grammar of the Portuguese language, the relative pronouns are divided into:
Variables: which/which; which / which; whose / whose; whose / whose; how much / how much; how many / how many.
Invariables: that (equivalent to "which" and inflections); who (equivalent to "which" and inflections); where (equivalent to "in which" and inflections).
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Synonyms for relative
Some of the main synonyms for relative are: