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relatively speaking

On average; compared to other similar things. Considering the low expectations analysts had for their sales, the company turned a pretty good profit, relatively speaking. Jobs in the service industry provide—relatively speaking—great career opportunities for those who don't have a formal education or a lot of work experience.
See also: speaking

ˈrelatively speaking

used when you are comparing something with all similar things: Relatively speaking, these jobs provide good salaries.
See also: speaking
References in classic literature ?
But they have not gone up like lime, relatively speaking," replied the contractor.
Temperatures will begin to warm up, relatively speaking, and by Tuesday, thermometers are set to read 11C by day and even 9C overnight.
This is a large solar project relatively speaking it will encompass several hundred acres.
It is not that far relatively speaking from Stuart Crawford's base in the port town of Larne, County Antrim and successful Scottish raids have come aplenty for what is an upwardly mobile yard.
Put up or shut up is not what's in my mind but to one so clearly gifted, sniping from without seems, relatively speaking, a frustratingly ineffective exercise.
Tina Costello, Heart of England Community Foundation director, said: "The grants are, relatively speaking, not huge - they range from PS500 to PS2,000 - but that's all it takes sometimes to bring about a significant difference to a community or project.
Apparently it took Nottingham 10 hours to get its budget passed, so relatively speaking Cardiff was a tame affair
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Repeated Syria army gunfire not only devastated houses and people's livelihood but rather pushed them into becoming refugees in relatively speaking safer areas, Rifi added.
WHEN Relatively Speaking debuted in 1967, Noel Coward wrote to its 28-year-old author Alan Ayckbourn to praise his work as "beautifully written and very, very funny".
STRICTLY Come Dancing winner Kara Tointon is set to star in hit play Relatively Speaking at Newcastle's Theatre Royal.
Relatively speaking, it is a short amount of time out of your life.
Relatively speaking this performance compared very favorably against the MSCI Emerging Market index which lost -22 per cent and the MSCI Frontier market Index which declined by -10 per cent.
Relatively speaking, poor households suffered less than wealthier households.
Sadly his return to office did not achieve the goals he wanted: the United States were too strong and the UK was relatively speaking too weak.