[ adverb ] in a relative manner; by comparison to something else
"the situation is relatively calm now"
Used in print(The Dallas Morning News,...)
The volume of ADC cases will decrease , Martin reported , when the community is able to deal effectively with two problems : Relatively limited skills and discrimination in employment because of color .(The Times-Picayune, [New Orleans]...)
But the firm has recognized the tight dollar and the tourist 's desire to visit the `` smaller , less traveled and relatively inexpensive countries '' , and is now prepared to teach modern_Greek and Portuguese through recordings .("Editorials"...)
It is , in_fact , a relatively mild chastisement of the dead .(Edward E. Kelly, S.J., "Christian Unity in England"...)
One of the ironies of the present crusade for Christian unity is that there are not , relatively speaking , many real Christians to unite .(Cornell H. Mayer, "Radio Emission of the Moon...)
In the relatively short time since these early observations , Venus has been observed at additional wave_lengths in the range from 0.8 to 10.2 cm , and Jupiter has been observed over the wave-length range from 3.03 to 68 cm .