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respective (adj.)

mid-15c., "relative, having relation or reference to something" (a sense now obsolete), from Medieval Latin respectivus "having regard for," from Latin respect- past-participle stem of respicere "look back at, regard, consider" (see respect (v.)). The meaning "relating or pertaining severally each to each, connected with each of those in question" is from 1640s.

updated on July 21, 2021

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Definitions of respective from WordNet

respective (adj.)
considered individually;
the respective club members
Synonyms: several / various
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