The difference between Categorical and Relative

When used as nouns, categorical means a categorical proposition, whereas relative means someone in the same family.

When used as adjectives, categorical means absolute, whereas relative means connected to or depending on something else.

check bellow for the other definitions of Categorical and Relative

  1. Categorical as an adjective:

    absolute; having no exception

  2. Categorical as an adjective:

    of, pertaining to, or using a category or categories

  1. Categorical as a noun (logic):

    A categorical proposition.

  1. Relative as an adjective:

    Connected to or depending on something else; comparative.

  2. Relative as an adjective (computing, of a URL, URI, path, or similar):

    Expressed in relation to another item, rather than in complete form.


    "The relative URL <tt>/images/pic.jpg</tt>, when evaluated in the context of <tt>http&#x3A;//</tt>, corresponds to the absolute URL <tt>http&#x3A;//</tt>."

  3. Relative as an adjective (grammar):

    That relates to an antecedent.

  4. Relative as an adjective (music):

    Having the same key but differing in being major or minor.

  5. Relative as an adjective:

    Relevant; pertinent; related.


    "'relative to your earlier point about taxes, ..."

  6. Relative as an adjective:

    Capable to be changed by other beings or circumstance; conditional.

  1. Relative as a noun:

    Someone in the same family; someone connected by blood, marriage, or adoption.


    "Why do my relatives always talk about sex?"

  2. Relative as a noun (linguistics):

    A type of adjective that inflects like a relative clause, rather than a true adjective, in certain Bantu languages.