In spreadsheet programs such as Lotus 1-2-3, a relative cell address identifies the location of a cell or group of cells.
By default, a spreadsheet cell reference is relative. What this means is that as a formula or function is copied and pasted to other cells, the cell references in the formula or function change to reflect the function's new location.
In contrast, an absolute cell address does not change when it a formula is copied and pasted to other cells.
An example of a relative cell address would be C4, G15, or Z2345.
Note: When listing a cell address - either relative or absolute, the column letter is always listed first.