• adverb: when compared to others
  • adverb: to a 'relative' degree or extent


  • The car's price is 'relatively' high/low. [=the car's price is fairly/somewhat high/low when compared to the price of other cars]

  • There were 'relatively' few people [=a fairly small number of people] at the meeting last night.

  • We've had a 'relatively' [='comparatively'] warm/cool/dry spring.

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Movie quotes

  • (..) See, Clark doesn't control the streets like Connor did in Birmingham. Clark's the County Sheriff, and all he controls in Selma is the County Courthouse. So relatively speaking, we have clear avenues of approach to a defined battle zone. In the courthouse sits the heart of the matter, (..)
    2014 Selma