relatively

[ rel-uh-tiv-lee ]
/ ˈrɛl ə tɪv li /

adverb

in a relative manner: a relatively small difference.
Archaic.
  1. with reference (usually followed by to).
  2. in proportion (usually followed by to).

Nearby words

  1. relative specificity,
  2. relative temperature scale,
  3. relative to,
  4. relative topology,
  5. relative wind,
  6. relatively prime numbers,
  7. relativeness,
  8. relativism,
  9. relativist,
  10. relativistic

Origin of relatively

First recorded in 1555–65; relative + -ly

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British Dictionary definitions for relatively

relatively

/ (ˈrɛlətɪvlɪ) /

adverb

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

relatively

adv.

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

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