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English definition of “relatively”


adverb     /ˈrelətɪvli/
in comparison with other similar things or with what you expect : A few states across the country have remained in relatively good shape .relatively few/little Scottish businesses have relatively few problems with skill levels in the workforce compared to the rest of Britain .relatively low/high/weak Interest rate levels are expected to remain relatively low .relatively cheap/inexpensive Phone calls are relatively cheap , with a mix of monthly packages and pay-as you-go services .relatively easy/simple Online sales are relatively easy to track .relatively new/recent Wireless internet radio is still a relatively new product category .relatively large/small Investments that generally go up or down in value in relatively small amounts are considered " low volatility " investments .
relatively speaking used to say that your opinion or description of something is true when it is compared to other things of a similar type : The payout was, relatively speaking , a cheap solution .
(Definition of relatively adverb from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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