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A '''relative term''', also called a '''rhema''' or a '''rheme''', is a logical term that requires reference to any number of other objects, called the ''correlates'' of the term, in order to denote a definite object, called the ''relate'' (pronounced with the accent on the first syllable) of the relative term in question.&nbsp; A relative term is typically expressed in ordinary language by means of a phrase with explicit or implicit blanks, for example, ''lover&nbsp;of&nbsp;__'', or ''giver&nbsp;of&nbsp;__&nbsp;to&nbsp;__''.
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A '''relative term''' is a logical term that requires reference to any number of other objects, called the ''correlates'' of the term, in order to denote a definite object, called the ''relate''<sup>1</sup> of the relative term in question.&nbsp; A relative term is typically expressed in ordinary language by means of a phrase with explicit or implicit blanks, for example, &ldquo;lover&nbsp;of&nbsp;__&rdquo;, or &ldquo;giver&nbsp;of&nbsp;__&nbsp;to&nbsp;__&rdquo;.
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1. Pronounced with the accent on the first syllable.
  
 
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A relative term is a logical term that requires reference to any number of other objects, called the correlates of the term, in order to denote a definite object, called the relate1 of the relative term in question.  A relative term is typically expressed in ordinary language by means of a phrase with explicit or implicit blanks, for example, “lover of __”, or “giver of __ to __”.

1. Pronounced with the accent on the first syllable.

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