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rɪˈspɛk tɪv lire·spec·tive·ly

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. respectively, severallyadverb

    in the order given

    "the brothers were called Felix and Max, respectively"


  1. respectivelyadverb

    In a relative manner; often used when comparing lists, where the term denotes that the items in the lists correspond to each other in the order they are given.

    Serena Williams and Roger Federer won the women's and men's singles titles, respectively, at the 2010 Australian Open.

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Respectivelyadverb

    Etymology: from respective.

    The interruption of trade between the English and Flemish began to pinch the merchants of both nations, which moved them by all means to dispose their sovereigns respectively to open the intercourse again. Francis Bacon.

    The impressions from the objects of the senses do mingle respectively every one with his kind. Francis Bacon, Natural History.

    Good and evil are in morality, as the East and West are in the frame of the world, founded in and divided by that fixed and unalterable situation, which they have respectively in the whole body of the universe. Robert South, Sermons.

    The principles of those governments are respectively disclaimed and abhorred by all the men of sense and virtue in both parties. Joseph Addison, Freeholder, №. 54.

    If there had been no other choice, but that Adam had been left to the universal, Moses would not then have said, eastward in Eden, seeing the world hath not East nor West, but respectively. Walter Raleigh, History of the World.

    Among the ministers themselves, one being so far in estimation above the rest, the voices of the rest were likely to be given for the most part respectively with a kind of secret dependency. Richard Hooker, Preface.

    Honest Flaminius, you are very respectively welcome. William Shakespeare.


  1. respectively

    Respectively is an adverb used to indicate that things you have just mentioned are to be associated or allocated in the same order as they were originally listed. It is often used to avoid repetition and make a description or instruction clearer.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Respectivelyadverb

    as relating to each; particularly; as each belongs to each; as each refers to each in order; as, let each man respectively perform his duty

  2. Respectivelyadverb

    relatively; not absolutely

  3. Respectivelyadverb

    partially; with respect to private views

  4. Respectivelyadverb

    with respect; regardfully

British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'respectively' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #3020

  2. Adverbs Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'respectively' in Adverbs Frequency: #233

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of respectively in Chaldean Numerology is: 1

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of respectively in Pythagorean Numerology is: 6

Examples of respectively in a Sentence

  1. Defense Secretary Mark Esper:

    Many of those ventilators deployed with the USNS Comfort and Mercy in New York and( Los Angeles), respectively. They are with our field hospitals. We have several field hospitals deployed in New York, in Seattle, in New Orleans and Dallas. And then we provided several hundred more that are pre-positioned and ready to go, particularly with regard to New York City when they're needed.

  2. Hammad Aman:

    After the news circulated in the market that their debt restructuring deal had failed, Dewan Cement Ltd and Dewan Farooque Motors Ltd continued to decline by 3.6 and 2.8 percent, respectively.

  3. Yasuhiro Oba:

    Other biological molecules were found in the sample as well, including a selection of amino acids, amines and carboxylic acids, which are found in proteins and metabolism, respectively.

  4. Blaire Moskowitz:

    Sarah Jessica Parker revealed how she was in awe of the designer during fittings for a custom piece, and when the two of them rode together to the Met ball, they remained respectively shy of one another.

  5. Ben Crenshaw:

    Freddie McLeod won the 1908 U.S. Open, and I think Jock won the 1921 British Open, they were 88 and 86, respectively. That was one of my dear memories. They hit it off and went down the hill.

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    marked by sudden changes in subject and sharp transitions
    A frantic
    B hatched
    C alternate
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