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Princeton's WordNet

  1. relatively, comparativelyadverb

    in a relative manner; by comparison to something else

    "the situation is relatively calm now"


  1. relativelyadverb

    Proportionally, in relation to some larger scale thing.

    He measured his success relatively, that is, competitively.

  2. relativelyadverb


    He was relatively successful.

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Relativelyadverb

    As it respects something else; not absolutely.

    Etymology: from relative.

    All those things, that seem so foul and disagreeable in nature, are not really so in themselves, but only relatively. More.

    These being the greatest good or the greatest evil, either absolutely so in themselves, or relatively so to us; it is therefore good to be zealously affected for the one against the other. Thomas Sprat.

    Consider the absolute affections of any being as it is in itself, before you consider it relatively, or survey the various relations in which it stands to other beings. Isaac Watts.


  1. relatively

    Relatively is an adverb that typically means in relation or proportion to something else. It can be used to indicate that something is true to a certain extent when compared with other things. It can also refer to something having a particular quality or characteristic when compared with something different. Relatively also refers to considering things in relation to one another, often within a particular context or situation.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Relativelyadverb

    in a relative manner; in relation or respect to something else; not absolutely

British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'relatively' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #1279

  2. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'relatively' in Written Corpus Frequency: #2275

  3. Adverbs Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'relatively' in Adverbs Frequency: #122

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of relatively in Chaldean Numerology is: 4

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of relatively in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3

Examples of relatively in a Sentence

  1. John Skaggs:

    It's a good community, the crime rate is relatively low, we don't have many incidents that occur in the area.

  2. Dean Turner:

    In recent sessions, markets have been reacting to every indicator, opinion poll and betting odds alike. Sterling, the FTSE 100 and the gilt market are all (relatively) flat, leveling off from some of the cautiously optimistic rallies earlier in the week.

  3. Max Korten:

    We have had a few incidents of collisions between bike riders and pedestrians or equestrians, but those incidents are relatively rare when compared with the high level of use occurring on our trails.

  4. Linda Degutis:

    You don't need to be at the point of feeling drunk in order to have impairment on your ability to respond to, let's say, changes on the road or a pedestrian walks into the road or any kind of situation that you need to react to relatively quickly.

  5. Keechant Sewell:

    The NYPD officers are doing exactly what we asked them to do right out of the gate, they're going after and finding the relatively small number of criminals in our city who are responsible for the vast amount of violence in this city.

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