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"


  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

  2. Respective(adj)

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

  3. Respective(adj)

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

  4. Respective(adj)

    fitted to awaken respect

  5. Respective(adj)

    rendering respect; respectful; regardful

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

British National Corpus

  1. Adjectives Frequency

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


  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:

    It is senseless to request to the most people to be true to their respective themselves.

  2. Anuj Somany:

    The stupids laugh by showing own teeth on being called the slaves of their respective wives.

  3. Heather Nauert:

    We will reconvene when our respective schedules permit. Ongoing conversations continue to take place.

  4. James Buchanan:

    ...slavery in the states is beyond the reach of any human power except that of the respective states...

  5. Anuj Somany:

    Aged women go to temple very less for worship and more for gossip about their respective daughter-in-laws.

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