relatively speaking

(redirected from relatively)
Also found in: Dictionary, Thesaurus, Medical, Legal, Encyclopedia, Wikipedia.
Related to relatively: Relatively prime

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 periodicals archive ?
As for Saturday, a rise in temperatures is expected therefore the weather will be relatively cold during daytime in the hilly areas and mild in other parts of the kingdom, while at night it will be cold in most regions and relatively cold in the Jordan Valley and the Gulf of Aqaba.
South has both an abundant supply of pulpwood and a market system that has kept pulpwood stumpage prices relatively stable and low.
For relatively small volume chills, iron may be the more appropriate material.
All of the blends resulted in a relatively smooth surface texture, with the finer blends being the smoothest;
But the latter had relatively little use for painting (as Wilson surely knows), goldsmiths' work and tapestry were ever the daunting, costly, readily portable media of choice.
Occupancy is in the mid-70s and supply is relatively under control.
The human ear is relatively insensitive to low frequencies.
DVD-R's relatively low cost per megabyte physical storage efficiency and easy portability of its recording equipment make the medium applicable to a large variety of uses in virtually all industries.
Granular cell tumors are benign, relatively rare lesions that can occur in any organ in the body.
Operating in relatively small home markets - Denmark, Korea, Taiwan, for example - located a far cry, both geographically and culturally, from the U.
National Laboratory (LLNL) showed that meats must be subjected to high temperatures for relatively long periods (SN: 4/23/94, p.
Industrial production increased considerably in July and August, extending a relatively brisk advance over the first half of the year.
Rather, many offerings at last year's APHA gerontology sessions centered on two relatively new questions: how to operate nursing homes and home health care as part of a long-term continuum of care, and what should be done with the discovery that a small minority of the elderly consume an overwhelming percentage of publicly-financed health care.
We have come to take the relatively mature and well-tested technology of union catalogs (both in the narrow sense of union catalogs for clusters of libraries and the broader sense of international community-wide union catalogs such as those offered by OCLC and RLG) very much for granted and, at least in our rhetoric, sometimes cast them as archaic constructs that will soon be replaced by fully distributed search approaches enabled by standards such as the Z39.
But relatively young people like Bishop, who are already comfortable with the Internet as a resource for information or retail sales, are starting to turn to it for insurance needs as well.