What does respective mean?

Definitions for respective
rɪˈspɛk tɪvre·spec·tive

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. respective(a), several(a), various(a)(adj)

    considered individually

    "the respective club members"; "specialists in their several fields"; "the various reports all agreed"

Wiktionary

  1. respective(Adjective)

    involving two or more people or things, in reference to them as individuals

Webster Dictionary

  1. Respective(adj)

    noticing with attention; hence, careful; wary; considerate

    Etymology: [Cf. F. respectif, LL. respectivus. See Respect.]

  2. Respective(adj)

    looking towardl having reference to; relative, not absolute; as, the respective connections of society

    Etymology: [Cf. F. respectif, LL. respectivus. See Respect.]

  3. Respective(adj)

    relating to particular persons or things, each to each; particular; own; as, they returned to their respective places of abode

    Etymology: [Cf. F. respectif, LL. respectivus. See Respect.]

  4. Respective(adj)

    fitted to awaken respect

    Etymology: [Cf. F. respectif, LL. respectivus. See Respect.]

  5. Respective(adj)

    rendering respect; respectful; regardful

    Etymology: [Cf. F. respectif, LL. respectivus. See Respect.]

British National Corpus

  1. Adjectives Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'respective' in Adjectives Frequency: #898

How to pronounce respective?

  1. Alex
    Alex
    US English
    Daniel
    Daniel
    British
    Karen
    Karen
    Australian
    Veena
    Veena
    Indian

How to say respective in sign language?

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of respective in Chaldean Numerology is: 6

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of respective in Pythagorean Numerology is: 5

Examples of respective in a Sentence

  1. Anuj Somany:

    There is nothing a person can do of his/her own because even what everyone dreams or desires is also decided by their respective destiny.

  2. Anuj Somany:

    Fools feel glad on getting the ground support and/or the online 'Likes' vote from sycophants and stupids on own post especially on own photo shared on their respective social networking sites.

  3. Eric Schneiderman:

    The subpoena brings us one step closer to a protracted, unnecessary legal confrontation, which will only distract and detract from the work of our respective offices.

  4. Dan Halem:

    We discussed high-level concepts, we agreed to schedule meetings in the next few months to at least identify what our respective issues are and see if we can work through them.

  5. Todd Rosenbluth:

    Both DoubleLine Total Return and DoubleLine Core Fixed Income have outperformed their respective Lipper peer groups year-to-date, adding to their strong risk-adjusted records, as investors have sought income portfolios in a more volatile market, they continue to seek out DoubleLine.

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