What is Relative ?
Relative is (noun) a person who is related to someone; a member of a family We have several relatives living in Canada. He has no living relatives. (adj) compared to something else Everything is relative if you have ten cows you are rich in some African countries. relative poverty poverty compared with what really wealthy people have or with the wealth someone used to have My old uncle lives in relative poverty.
source: Easier English, Student Dictionary Upper Intermediate Level