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English definition of “comparatively”

comparatively

adverb     /kəmˈpær.ə.tɪv.li/ US  /-ˈper.ə.t̬ɪv-/
C1 as compared to something else: We couldn't afford it and yet we're comparatively well off (= we are richer than most people). Comparatively speaking, this machine is easy to use.Comparing and contrasting
(Definition of comparatively adverb from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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