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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.
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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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Thus, each relative address [??] written in the shortest path form has at most two non-zero components, and they have different sign.
(2002)) If [??] = ai+bj+ck, then the length of the path given by the relative address SD satisfies
Definition 3.1 Given a packet p and its relative address (a, b, c) in the shortest path form, we denote by [l.sub.p] the length of this shortest path, and by [l.sub.max] the maximum length over all shortest paths: