respective

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adjective re·spec·tive \ri-ˈspek-tiv\

Definition of respective

  1. 1 obsolete :  partial, discriminative

  2. 2 :  particular, separate their respective homes

respectiveness

noun

Examples of respective in a sentence

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

1597

First Known Use of respective

1597


RESPECTIVE Defined for English Language Learners

respective

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adjective re·spec·tive \ri-ˈspek-tiv\

Definition of respective for English Language Learners

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


RESPECTIVE Defined for Kids

respective

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adjective re·spec·tive \ri-ˈspek-tiv\

Definition of respective for Students

  1. :  not the same or shared :  separate They hurried to their respective homes.

respectively

adverb


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