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Definition of "relative to" [relative to]

  • With regard to; concerning: questions relative to the deficit. (preposition)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "relative to" in a sentence
  • "M. Fonsegrive in his "Essais sur la connaissance" has discussed the question of Relativism at considerable length, and is opinion that we must in some sense grant that knowledge is relative to our faculties."
  • "Of course, just to reach the general area is a wonder yet to be understood considering the distances these axons must traverse relative to their micronsized dimensions."
  • "“That not having received any instructions from the commander-in-chief [Howe] relative to the Northern Army, and [being] unacquainted even of his intentions concerning the operations of that army, excepting his wishes that they should get to Albany, [I] could not presume to give orders to General Burgoyne.”"