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relatively

[rel-uh-tiv-lee]
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  1. in a relative manner: a relatively small difference.
  2. Archaic.
    1. with reference (usually followed by to).
    2. in proportion (usually followed by to).
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Origin of relatively

First recorded in 1555–65; relative + -ly
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relatively

adverb
  1. in comparison or relation to something else; not absolutely
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Word Origin and History for relatively

adv.

"in relation to something else," 1560s, from relative (adj.) + -ly (2).

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