[ rel-uh-tiv-nis ]
/ ˈrɛl ə tɪv nɪs /


the state or fact of being relative.


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Origin of relativeness

First recorded in 1665–75; relative + -ness Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2020

Example sentences from the Web for relativeness

  • The relativeness of sensation is then developed at length, and for a moment the definition appears to be accepted.

  • I would seriously recommend to you to reflect on the relativeness of all equality, similarity, and identity.