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

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Cudahy, Union Grove and Oconomowoc, respectively, rounded out the top five teams. Paul A. Smith, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Smith: Southeastern Wisconsin youth trapshooters keep busting targets and breaking records," 8 June 2019 Those rates, which have remained static for decades, drop to $10 and $20, respectively, if the session lasts more than 120 days. Maria Polletta, azcentral, "Ducey slaps down lawmakers' effort to triple daily allowances," 7 June 2019 The times rank No. 1 and 3 in the world this year, respectively, and Oduduru broke the meet record in the 200. David Woods, Indianapolis Star, "Notre Dame boasts first NCAA 1,500 champ since 1926 — by .003," 7 June 2019 Oehlerking and Godwin, veterans of Tesla and Uber, respectively, founded the company in early 2016, landed Toyota AI Ventures as an investor, and have hired about 30 people. Alex Davies, WIRED, "This Startup Wants to Remake the Last Mile of Parcel Delivery," 6 June 2019 The two homes, designed by Shazalynn Cavin-Winfrey and Dan Mazzarini respectively, have little in common style-wise. Amanda Sims, House Beautiful, "This Woven Pendant Lamp Is All the Rage with Interior Designers," 22 May 2019 Thybulle, who set Pac-12 season and career steals records with 126 and 331, respectively, is arguably the greatest defensive player in conference history. Percy Allen, The Seattle Times, "Analysis: After breakout season, what’s next for UW hoops? Here are 3 storylines to watch," 26 Mar. 2019 And while Kim and Selena are at 9% and 5% engagement respectively, Emma's is at a whopping 25 percent! Carolyn Twersky, Seventeen, "Emma Chamberlain's Age and Net-Worth is Seriously Unbelievable," 27 Feb. 2019 In a dual-clutch-equipped model, the snort to 60 mph happens in four seconds flat, and the quarter-mile whizzes by in 12.4—gains of 0.1 and 0.3 second, respectively, over last year's car. Car and Driver, "2019 10Best Cars," 28 Nov. 2018

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First Known Use of respectively

1602, in the meaning defined at sense 2

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