Definition of Relatively

1. Adverb. In a relative manner; by comparison to something else. "The situation is relatively calm now"

Exact synonyms: Comparatively
Partainyms: Comparative, Relative

Definition of Relatively

1. adv. In a relative manner; in relation or respect to something else; not absolutely.

Definition of Relatively

1. Adverb. Proportionally, in relation to some larger scale thing. ¹

2. Adverb. Somewhat. ¹

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Definition of Relatively

1. [adv]

Lexicographical Neighbors of Relatively

relative polycythemia
relative price
relative pronoun
relative pronouns
relative quantity
relative refractory period
relative risk
relative scotoma
relative sensitivity
relative specificity
relative superlative
relative superlatives
relative topology
relative value scales
relative viscosity
relatively (current term)
relatively prime

Literary usage of Relatively

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. The Logic of Reason, Universal and Eternal by Laurens Perseus Hickok (1875)
"To think relatively is in the primary acceptation to think distinctively. The thinking act thrusts itself between objects, and so discriminates one from ..."

2. United States Supreme Court Reports by Lawyers Co-operative Publishing Company, United States Supreme Court (1890)
"On the other hand, when the cam t is sions d and /and the projections í and g, lo- rotated entirely under the roller S, said roll- : cated relatively to ..."

3. Geological Magazine by Henry Woodward (1898)
"... and by having the temporal vacuities elongated from front to back. It has a relatively longer nose than 0. ... has the bones relatively strong. ..."

4. Encyclopaedia Britannica: A Standard Work of Reference in Art, Literature (1907)
"... it having been conclusively proved that with large chargea the loss of heat by communication to the metal of a gun is relatively very small, ..."

5. The Civil Engineer's Pocket-book by John Cresson Trautwine (1919)
"t aa the (nun moves forward, he is in motion relatively to the twin; but, as a whole, he is at res* relatively to buildings, etc. near by : for ft spectator ..."

6. Science by American Association for the Advancement of Science (1899)
"The dentition is relatively simple, and is said to resemble that of Myxine. Plate has not as yet expressed his opinion as to the significance of his ..."

7. The Encyclopedia Americana: A Library of Universal Knowledge (1920)
"34) the bell, or "ringer," has a high impedance winding which, while responsive to the relatively low frequency ringing current, does not permit the talking ..."

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