adjective re·spec·tive \ri-ˈspek-tiv\

: belonging or relating to each one of the people or things that have been mentioned

Full Definition of RESPECTIVE

obsolete :  partial, discriminative
:  particular, separate <their respective homes>
re·spec·tive·ness noun

Examples of RESPECTIVE

  1. <it was late when the concert let out, so we all went our respective ways>

First Known Use of RESPECTIVE

circa 1595
RESPECTIVE Defined for Kids


adjective re·spec·tive \ri-ˈspek-tiv\

Definition of RESPECTIVE for Kids

:  not the same or shared :  separate <They hurried to their respective homes.>
re·spec·tive·ly adverb


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