Definition of relative to in English:

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, dependent on, based on
  • 1.1In terms of a connection to: we must consider the location of the hospital relative to its catchment area
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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.
  • 2About; concerning: if you have any queries 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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