respectively

adverb
re·​spec·​tive·​ly | \ ri-ˈspek-tiv-lē How to pronounce respectively (audio) \

Definition of respectively

1 : in the order given Mary and Anne were respectively 12 and 16 years old
2 : in particular : separately could not recognize the solutions as salty or sour, respectively

Examples of respectively in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web As of April, the Black, Hispanic and White homeownership rates in the U.S. are 44%, 47% and 74%, respectively, according to St. Louis Fed data. Khristopher J. Brooks, CBS News, 22 Sep. 2021 Shares of other property giants like Country Garden and Vanke are down 20% and 13% this year, respectively, amid concerns that they may be plagued by similar problems. Grady Mcgregor, Fortune, 20 Sep. 2021 The second and third largest communities are Strongsville and North Royalton, respectively. Cameron Fields, cleveland, 20 Sep. 2021 Once the Moderna and Pfizer vaccines were rolled out to the public, their records of preventing covid-19 hospitalizations in the first four months were neck and neck -- 93% and 91% effective, respectively. Compiled Democrat-gazette Staff From Wire Reports, Arkansas Online, 19 Sep. 2021 Once the Moderna and Pfizer vaccines were rolled out to the public, their records of preventing COVID-19 hospitalizations in the first four months were neck and neck — 93% and 91% effective, respectively. Melissa Healy, Amina Khan, Anchorage Daily News, 19 Sep. 2021 Last year, those figures were 55.5 percent and 44.5 percent, respectively. BostonGlobe.com, 19 Sep. 2021 Limited to just 150 pieces each are a 42.5 mm chronograph and a 41 mm dual-time model, for $37,000 and $31,300, respectively. Paige Reddinger, Robb Report, 19 Sep. 2021 According to Bloomberg Second Measure, Doordash made up 36% of food delivery sales in the city in July while GrubHub and UberEats’ share stood at 34% and 29% respectively. Siladitya Ray, Forbes, 10 Sep. 2021

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First Known Use of respectively

1602, in the meaning defined at sense 2

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24 Sep 2021

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“Respectively.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/respectively. Accessed 26 Sep. 2021.

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