- in a relative manner: a relatively small difference.
- with reference (usually followed by to).
- in proportion (usually followed by to).
Origin of relatively
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Examples from the Web for relatively
The email appears to have been a relatively common attempt to gain personal information from a wide range of unwitting victims.Was Sony Hit With a Second Hack?
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Prices are relatively inexpensive and come in at around 135 euros for a shirt or 35 euros for hand woven boxers.The Photographer Who Gave Up Manhattan for Marrakech
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The first thing they told us was that the traffickers are now using Turkish ports, which are relatively easy to reach from Syria.Ghost Ships of the Mediterranean
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And there are other stories DuVernay could have told and still met her (relatively) modest budget of $20 million.Dr. King Goes to Hollywood: The Flawed History of ‘Selma’
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Even a relatively small 250-pound bomb could kill or injure friendly troops who are within 650 feet of the explosion.New U.S. Stealth Jet Can’t Fire Its Gun Until 2019
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The men are taller than the average, and the women, relatively, taller than the men.
First the great multitude of the weak must go, then the only relatively strong.The Secret Agent
In reality, these are only relatively cases of acquired inversion.The Sexual Question
It meant that though labor was relatively plentiful, much of it was unskilled.The Fabric of Civilization
Do not you know that relatively to the same standard all things are at once beautiful and good?The Memorabilia
- in comparison or relation to something else; not absolutely
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Word Origin and History for relatively
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