relative immunity

rel·a·tive im·mu·ni·ty

a modified, not completely effective resistance that results when a sort of "fluctuating equilibrium" exists between the defense mechanisms of the host and the infective agent.
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An added benefit of growing in those sectors istheir relative immunity to outsourcing and technology disruptors.
As for the limits of immunity, the Representative of the People was peremptory in stating that the Constitution clearly states that the Member enjoys a relative immunity and should focus strictly on the exercise of the deputation function, although as a citizen can be perfectly involved in scenes that have nothing to do with the exercise of the function, therefore, constitutionally, has no legal protection."
Its relative immunity to issues faced by peer banks (limited foreign operations, no pension related expense, higher sensitivity to interest rates) alongwith consistent earnings growth should keep the scrip in limelight.
In addition to potentially re-introducing torture, the CIA may potentially enjoy relative immunity from the law
Reddit's relative immunity from criticism may help to explain its indifference.
Some of the most encouraging news comes from manufacturers and processors of foods and beverages - an industry that now counts more workers than are employed in wood products, and one that is notable for its diversity and relative immunity to cyclical economic forces.
World Trade Organisation (WTO) chief Pascal Lamy said on Thursday that the region was increasingly "interconnected with the rest of the planet and I don't think this relative immunity will be forever".
World Trade Organisation chief Pascal Lamy said on Thursday that the region was increasingly "interconnected with the rest of the planet and I don't think this relative immunity will be forever."
Investor demand for catastrophe bonds is on the increase, driven by their higher yields relative to regular stocks and bonds, as well as their relative immunity to economic downturns.
"The latest HSBC EMI underlines the relative immunity of emerging nations to the economic permafrost of the developed world," said Stephen King, chief economist, HSBC.
Stephen King, HSBC's chief economist, said: "The latest HSBC EMI underlines the relative immunity of emerging nations to the economic permafrost of the developed world.
Malin attributed this, in part, to a lack of new rental inventory, and New York's relative immunity from the high unemployment rate because of the diversity of jobs available in the city.