Encyclopedic Dictionary of Polymers

2011 Edition
| Editors: Jan W. Gooch

Relative

  • Jan W. Gooch
Reference work entry
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4419-6247-8_9893

\re-lә-tiv\ adj (15c) Comparative; specifically applied to measurements made relative to a reference standard, which values are dependent on the method of measurement used, as opposed to absolute measurements made in fundamental units and obtainable by different methods.

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  • Jan W. Gooch
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  1. 1.AtlantaUSA