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/ˈrɛl ə tɪv li/
in a relative manner:
a relatively small difference.
with reference (usually followed by
in proportion (usually followed by
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Astrobiology is a
new science concerned with the frequency and nature of life in the universe.
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They don't belch exhaust, they're super-quiet and they're a
easy way to get around town.
new junior faculty member, the specter of the tenure process looms in the nooks of my professional mind.
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These services are vital for improving student learning, but they are a
small part of the usual teaching-center.
But the practice is
common among animals and is now understood to yield important health benefits.
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in comparison or relation to something else; not absolutely
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