A change in position that is based on the current position. For example, it does not matter where the mouse is on the desk in relation to the pointer (cursor) on the screen. When you move it, the pointer starts moving from where it was last positioned.
Relative-movement Sentence Examples
The relative movement of nationalities is best presented by the statistics of the United States.
In this instrument a considerable linear relative movement of the divided lens corresponds with a comparatively small separation of the double image, so that simple verniers reading to 6 1 0 in.
Over the thickness of the fluid there is a velocity gradient depending on the relative movement of the bearing surfaces.