Definition of relative to in English:

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relative to

1In comparison with: the figures suggest that girls are underachieving relative to boys
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  • This property comes about because the visual system makes comparisons relative to the putative axis, implying additional processing.
  • Participating females reported gradual but lasting reductions in their substance use relative to comparison females.
  • In both cases, participant group youth experience a decrease in use relative to comparison youth of the same gender.
proportionate, proportional, in proportion, commensurate, corresponding
1.1In terms of a connection to: some stars appear to change their position relative to each other
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  • The weaponry used also has to be seen in terms relative to the conflict at hand.
  • This should be done in terms of the company's objectives and its positioning relative to the competition.
  • Recipes for gunpowder, relative to the proportions in the mixture of its three components, varied over the centuries of its use.
2In connection with; concerning: if you have any questions relative to payment, please contact us
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  • So no, I don't think we have any concerns relative to that.
  • It looks like the concern relative to what we talked about last night with some of Rita coming back down doesn't seem to be particularly likely at this point.
  • In the last few years, theoretical concerns relative to variant Creutzfeldt-Jakob Disease caused a similar donor loss.
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