[ rel-uh-tiv-lee ]
/ ˈrɛl ə tɪv li /


in a relative manner: a relatively small difference.
  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 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2020

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British Dictionary definitions for relatively

/ (ˈrɛlətɪvlɪ) /


in comparison or relation to something else; not absolutely
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