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Pronunciation: /ˈrelətɪv/

Translation of relative in Spanish:



  • 1 1.1 (comparative) we must consider the relative merits of both systems debemos comparar los pros y los contras de ambos sistemas 1.2 (not absolute) relativo with relative safety con relativa seguridad it's all relative, everything's relative todo es relativo 1.3 [Meteorol] [Physics/Física] [Technology/Tecnología] relativo 1.4relative to (in relation to) en relación con, con relación a (compared to) en comparación con their positions relative to each other sus posiciones relativas
  • 2 (relevant) [formal] (predicative/predicativo) to be relative to sth concernir* a algo [formal]
  • 3 3.1 [Linguistics/Lingüística] [pronoun] relativo a relative clause una (oración) subordinada relativa or de relativo 3.2 [Music/Música] relativo

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