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relatively

adverb uk   /ˈrel.ə.tɪv.li/ us    /-t̬ɪv-/
relatively good, bad, etc. B2 quite good, bad, etc. in comparison with other similar things or with what you expect: He's a relatively good squash player. There was relatively little violence.Comparing and contrasting relatively speaking said when you are judging one thing in comparison with other things: Relatively speaking, it's a fairly poor country.Comparing and contrasting
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