relative address

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relative address

[′rel·əd·iv ə′dres]
(computer science)
The numerical difference between a desired address and a known reference address.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.

relative address

A memory address that represents some distance from a starting point (base address), such as the first byte of a program or table. The absolute address is derived by adding it to the base address. See address mode.
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