relatively

  • 1 Relatively — Rel a*tive*ly, adv. In a relative manner; in relation or respect to something else; not absolutely. [1913 Webster] Consider the absolute affections of any being as it is in itself, before you consider it relatively. I. Watts. [1913 Webster] …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 2 relatively — like comparatively, is widely used as a ‘downtoning’ adverb meaning ‘fairly, somewhat’, without any real notion of relativity or comparison: • The natural question to pursue is whether the Chinese state has been able to maintain control in this… …

    Modern English usage

  • 3 relatively — [rel′ə tivlē] adv. in a relative manner; in relation to or compared with something else; not absolutely [a relatively minor matter] …

    English World dictionary

  • 4 relatively — in relation to something else, 1560s, from RELATIVE (Cf. relative) + LY (Cf. ly) (2) …

    Etymology dictionary

  • 5 relatively — [adv] in or by comparison almost, approximately, comparably, comparatively, nearly, proportionately, rather, somewhat, to some extent; concepts 544,772 …

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  • 6 relatively — ► ADVERB 1) in relation, comparison, or proportion to something else. 2) viewed in comparison with something else rather than absolutely; quite …

    English terms dictionary

  • 7 relatively — relative rel‧a‧tive [ˈrelətɪv] adjective having a particular value or quality when compared with similar things: • the relative strength of the dollar • IBM was a relative latecomer to the laptop market. relatively adverb : • The system is… …

    Financial and business terms

  • 8 relatively — rel|a|tive|ly W2S2 [ˈrelətıvli] adv 1.) something that is relatively small, easy etc is fairly small, easy etc compared to other things ▪ The system is relatively easy to use. ▪ E commerce is a relatively recent phenomenon. 2.) relatively… …

    Dictionary of contemporary English

  • 9 relatively — rel|a|tive|ly [ relətıvli ] adverb *** in comparison with a similar thing, person, group, etc.: Relatively few women become airline pilots. a relatively small basement apartment relatively speaking used for saying that something is true when you… …

    Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • 10 relatively — adverb 1 relatively easy/few/cheap fairly easy etc compared with other things: The drug has relatively few known side effects. 2 relatively speaking used when comparing something with all similar things: Relatively speaking, it s not important …

    Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • 11 relatively — [[t]re̱lətɪvli[/t]] ♦♦♦ ADV: ADV adj/adv Relatively means to a certain degree, especially when compared with other things of the same kind. The sums needed are relatively small... I like to think I m relatively easy to get along with. Syn:… …

    English dictionary

  • 12 relatively */*/*/ — UK [ˈrelətɪvlɪ] / US adverb in comparison with someone or something similar Relatively few women become airline pilots. a relatively small basement flat • relatively speaking …

    English dictionary

  • 13 relatively — adverb a) Proportionally, in relation to some larger scale thing. He measured his success relatively, that is, competitively. b) Somewhat. He was relatively successful …

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  • 14 relatively — /rel euh tiv lee/, adv. 1. in a relative manner: a relatively small difference. 2. Archaic. a. with reference (usually fol. by to). b. in proportion (usually fol. by to). [1555 65; RELATIVE + LY] * * * …

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  • 15 relatively — See relatively, comparatively …

    Dictionary of problem words and expressions

  • 16 relatively — adv. Relatively is used with these adjectives: ↑advanced, ↑anonymous, ↑autonomous, ↑benign, ↑brief, ↑broad, ↑cheap, ↑clean, ↑clear, ↑close, ↑comfortable, ↑ …

    Collocations dictionary

  • 17 relatively —    like comparatively, should not be used unless you wish to convey some sense of a comparison or relationship. As often as not, the word can be removed without loss, as here: The group has taken the relatively bold decision to expand its… …

    Dictionary of troublesome word

  • 18 relatively — adverb today s puzzle is relatively easy Syn: comparatively, by comparison; quite, fairly, reasonably, rather, somewhat, to a (certain) degree, tolerably, passably; informal pretty, kind of, kinda, sort of …

    Thesaurus of popular words

  • 19 relatively*/*/*/ — [ˈrelətɪvli] adv in comparison with someone or something similar Syn: comparatively a relatively small flat[/ex] …

    Dictionary for writing and speaking English

  • 20 relatively — /ˈrɛlətɪvli/ (say reluhtivlee) adverb in a relative manner; comparatively: a relatively small difference …

    Australian English dictionary