Definition of relatively adverb from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



BrE BrE//ˈrelətɪvli//
; NAmE NAmE//ˈrelətɪvli//
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  • to a fairly large degree, especially in comparison to something else I found the test relatively easy. We had relatively few applications for the job. Lack of exercise is also a risk factor for heart disease but it's relatively small when compared with the others.
  • Extra examples Relatively few were smokers. The area used to be fairly safe. It still is, relatively. The colleges had become, relatively speaking, short of funds. The data can be gathered relatively easily.Idioms used when you are comparing something with all similar things Relatively speaking, these jobs provide good salaries.
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