Definition of relatively in English:

relatively

Syllabification: rel·a·tive·ly
Pronunciation: /ˈrelətivlē
 
/

adverb

[sentence adverb]
  • 1In relation, comparison, or proportion to something else: it is perfectly simple, relatively speaking, to store a full catalog entry on magnetic tape
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    • Yet, relatively speaking, religion and the churches were pushed away from the centre.
    • Individualism is a pretty new idea relatively speaking and one which most of us today take for granted.
    • Relatively speaking, Antartica's hot.
  • 1.1 [as submodifier] Viewed in comparison with something else rather than absolutely: relatively affluent people the site was cheap and relatively clean
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    • Such societies are held in relatively low regard by the college authorities.
    • Part of its defence is based on points which might be regarded as relatively technical.
    • The reason the price is relatively high compared to other options is two-fold.
    Synonyms
    comparatively, by comparison; quite, fairly, reasonably, rather, somewhat, to a (certain) degree, tolerably, passably
    informal pretty, kind of, kinda, sort of

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