relative position

relative position

[′rel·əd·iv pə′zish·ən]
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A point defined with reference to another position, either fixed or moving; the coordinates of such a point are usually bearing, true or relative, and distance from an identified reference point.
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Quantities consist either of parts which bear a relative position each to each, or of parts which do not.
Whether people, by dint of sitting together in the same place and the same relative positions, and doing exactly the same things for a great many years, acquire a sixth sense, or some unknown power of influencing each other which serves them in its stead, is a question for philosophy to settle.
In later years, when Frank had reached the age of seventeen, the same curious shifting of the relative positions of parent and friend between the two neighbors was exemplified more absurdly than ever.
Whereupon she flung one arm round my neck, leaned her temple against my shoulder and began to sob; but that I could only guess from her slight, convulsive movements because in our relative positions I could only see the mass of her tawny hair brushed back, yet with a halo of escaped hair which as I bent my head over her tickled my lips, my cheek, in a maddening manner.
The rope drags, either on land or sea, while the balloon is free ; the latter, consequently, is always in advance, when any progress whatever is made : a comparison, therefore, by means of the compass, of the relative positions of the two objects, will always indicate the course.
[1] From the bones of the Scelidotherium, including even the knee-cap, being intombed in their proper relative positions, and from the osseous armour of the great armadillo-like animal being so well preserved, together with the bones of one of its legs, we may feel assured that these remains were fresh and united by their ligaments, when deposited in the gravel together with the shells.
With Fettes he was on terms of intimacy; indeed, their relative positions called for some community of life; and when subjects were scarce the pair would drive far into the country in Macfarlane's gig, visit and desecrate some lonely graveyard, and return before dawn with their booty to the door of the dissecting-room.
Or do you think that my having been unfortunate is a sufficient reason why our relative positions should be changed, and that she should command and I should obey?
Effective Exchange Rate is an important tool in macroeconomic analysis as it helps gauge the country's relative position with respect to other nations in terms of trade competitiveness.
The concept of effective exchange rate , which includes nominal (NEER) and real effective rates (REER), occupies a prominent place in macroeconomic analysis as it provides valuable information about a county's relative position, in terms of competitiveness of its goods and services for trade, viz.
How does relative position change in response to positional variation of flock-matesWhat is the time-course of those positional corrections; 3.
A Gartner Magic Quadrant is the culmination of research in a specific market, providing readers with a wide-angle view of the relative position of the market's offerings.

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