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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
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    Daniel
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    Karen
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    Veena
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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. Colin Gillis:

    While Apple Music may introduce a bigger roster of original content than Amazon and Netflix during their respective launches, the streaming market has arguably already reached a level [ of ] saturation and consumer fatigue in the United States, apple Music is late to the party.

  2. Anuj Somany:

    People are so selfish that they do not unite even to fight for their respective fundamental fight unless and until each person's self-interest is only involved.

  3. Shire Chief Executive Flemming Ornskov:

    We believe the proposed combination of Shire and Baxalta would be strategically and financially attractive for both of our companies, accelerating our respective growth ambitions and creating the leading global biotech company in rare diseases, it is our strong preference to immediately enter into a negotiated transaction to explore the full potential of the proposed combination and finalize the terms of an agreement.

  4. Chris Jarvis:

    Oil is technically exhausted after being whipsawed violently over the past few weeks, bulls have little to hang their hat on and shorts have just been taken to the cleaners. Both bears and bulls have gone to their respective corners for a breather.

  5. John McNerney:

    My two rock idols are Jon Bon Jovi and Bruce Springsteen. Not just because they are from Jersey, but, because they conduct themselves with humility and give a lot back to the public and their respective communities. And, the fact they both ended up marrying someone that "knew them when" is something I admire and hope to have with Tina (Rinaldi) one day.

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