Definition of Relative
Example of Relative
Types of Relative
- American English – /rEl-uh-tiv/
- British English – /rE-luh-tiv/
International Phonetic Alphabet
- American English – /ˈrɛlədɪv/
- British English – /ˈrɛlətɪv/
- Plural: relatives
- The terms relative and kin (short for kinship) are interchangeable.
- Descendants are relatives of a common ancestor.
- Also called relation.
- When my father married my mother, he (verb) relativized with her family and is (adverb) relatively (adjective) related to his new (noun) relatives and they share a (noun) relationship and (noun) relativity.
- Family and Kinship Resources – Books, Journals, and Helpful Links
- Word origin of “relative” – Online Etymology Dictionary: etymonline.com
ASA – American Sociological Association (5th edition)
Bell, Kenton, ed. 2014. “relative.” In Open Education Sociology Dictionary. Retrieved September 27, 2022 (https://sociologydictionary.org/relative/).
APA – American Psychological Association (6th edition)
relative. (2014). In K. Bell (Ed.), Open education sociology dictionary. Retrieved from https://sociologydictionary.org/relative/
Chicago/Turabian: Author-Date – Chicago Manual of Style (16th edition)
Bell, Kenton, ed. 2014. “relative.” In Open Education Sociology Dictionary. Accessed September 27, 2022. https://sociologydictionary.org/relative/.
MLA – Modern Language Association (7th edition)
“relative.” Open Education Sociology Dictionary. Ed. Kenton Bell. 2014. Web. 27 Sep. 2022. <https://sociologydictionary.org/relative/>.