from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- adv. In a relative manner; in comparison with something else: a relatively minor problem. See Usage Note at perfect.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- adv. Proportionally, in relation to some larger scale thing.
- adv. Somewhat.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adv. In a relative manner; in relation or respect to something else; not absolutely.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- In a relative manner; in relation or respect to something else; with relation to each other and to other things; not absolutely; comparatively: often followed by to: as, his expenditure in charity was large relatively to his income.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- adv. in a relative manner; by comparison to something else
‘Nothing’ may be a bit extreme but I use the term relatively – as compared to truly historic events.
Kocherlakota said the backlash against the program did not change his calculation of the plan's costs, which he called relatively small.
There are some out there who say 55 percent against what they call the relatively weak field did not leave you in good stead should you decide to mount a statewide campaign.
There are some out there who say 55 percent against what they call a relatively weak field did not leave you in good stead should you decide to mount a statewide campaign.
He also says that at least six other Marines have received shrapnel wounds, which he described as relatively superficial.
And so it's not uncommon for one engine to be what they call a relatively high-time engine, ready for an overhaul fairly soon, twinned up with one that just came out of the engine shop.
If the objection is particular, the objector must frame his contradiction with reference to a term relatively to which the subject of his opponent's premiss is universal, e.g. he will point out that the knowable and the unknowable are not subjects of the same science: 'contraries' is universal relatively to these.
On April 8, 1977, in a letter to me acknowledging what he called his relatively minor role in the Columbia job offer, Professor Lipset asked if he might publish a corrected version of the account.
Mark Mahaney of Citigroup cited what he called "relatively positive sources of revenue, largely in mobile advertising," as well as big increases in total listening hours.
He said he was heartened by the Afghan government's response, and by what he described as the relatively limited capacity of the attack
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