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relativelyadverb

uk   /ˈrel.ə.tɪv.li/  us   /-t̬ɪv-/
relatively good, bad, etc.

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B2 quite good, ​bad, etc. in ​comparison with other ​similar things or with what you ​expect: He's a relatively good ​squashplayer. There was relatively little ​violence.
relatively speaking said when you are ​judging one thing in ​comparison with other things: Relatively ​speaking, it's a ​fairlypoorcountry.
(Definition of relatively from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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relativelyadverb

uk   us   /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 ​skilllevels in the ​workforce compared to the rest of Britain.relatively low/high/weak Interest ​ratelevels 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 ​productcategory.relatively large/small Investments that generally go up or down in ​value in relatively ​smallamounts are considered "​lowvolatility" ​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 ​cheapsolution.
(Definition of relatively from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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