- An employee of a company who creates a large amount of unexpected business, consistently brings in money at critical times, or brings in markedly more money than his or her co-workers, thereby "floating their salaries".
- someone in the same family; someone connected by blood, marriage, or adoption
- refer to relativity for a scientific definition
- not absolute; connected to or depending on something else
noun (plural:rites of passage)
|rite of passage
(anthropology) a ceremony or series of ceremonies, often very ritualized, to celebrate a transition in a person"s life. Baptisms, bar mitzvahs, weddings and funerals are among the best known examples.
Examples: After John officially attained his majority, Robert bought him his first legal beer. This is a common American rite of passage.