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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.
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ˈrelatively speaking

used when you are comparing something with all similar things: Relatively speaking, these jobs provide good salaries.
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Other methods for testing leachate levels, such as the toxicity characteristic leaching procedure (TCLP), may result in slightly different leachate levels but shell process waste sands will be relatively low.
Although relatively little research data is available, suppliers of both Mg|(OH).sub.2~ and halogenated flame retardants are intrigued by suggestions that the two can work together to reduce smoke generation and toxic acid-gas emissions.
Weather on Saturday is relatively warm to warm with a rise of temperature which approaches 3AC above the seasonal average.
On Sunday the weather will be relatively cold and partly cloudy in the northern and central regions with possibility for scattered showers in the early morning.
Strengths: Strong, relatively young management team determined to make a powerhouse from what had been two medium sized companies.
Although housing starts were down somewhat in May from the relatively elevated average rate for the first four months of the year, this slowing might have been, at least in part, the result of unusually mild winter weather that enabled an early start on spring building activity.
In Europe, the styrene price was relatively steady in 1996 compared with the previous year.
RAMALLAH, Wednesday, August 21, 2019 (WAFA) - Weather today is relatively hot to hot conditions in daytime and mild to relatively warm conditions in nighttime with steady temperature, said the Palestinian Meteorological Department (PMD).
Midlands surging ahead with 2.4 per cent growth hopes THE West Midlands economy is recovering 'at a relatively strong rate' with average GDP growth of around 2.4 per cent forecast for 2015, new research by PwC shows.
26 (Petra)-- A slight rise in temperatures is expected on Thursday, but it will remain relatively cold in the hilly areas, mild in the desert and relatively warm in the Jordan Valley and Aqaba.
"The ratings reflect BTEL's relatively strong market position, relatively sound business diversification, and relatively good infrastructure and quality of service.
Though these are a relatively standard housing type, typical of walk-up blocks all over Europe, they are softened and animated by planted pergolas that will progressively flourish and add a living layer of greenery to the architecture.
However, data gathered by instruments on relatively stable platforms and on buoys hint that such big waves occur much more frequently than that.
Despite some borrowers' preconceptions about their borrowing options, investors seeking relatively small mortgages for multifamily and commercial real estate properties can often turn to Wall Street for the financing they need.
If sales and profits have been relatively stable, compute the average over that period for your net profits before annual interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization charges (EBITDA).