re·spec·tive·ly | \ri-ˈspek-tiv-lē \

Definition of respectively 

1 : in particular : separately could not recognize the solutions as salty or sour, respectively

2 : in the order given Mary and Anne were respectively 12 and 16 years old

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Prior to launching AUrate, Kahn and Ezzahraoui had careers in finance and consulting, respectively., "Affordable & Ethically Sourced Diamonds You Can Try Before You Buy," 13 July 2018 Roush won Cup titles in 2003 and 2004 with Matt Kenseth and Kurt Busch respectively, but his teams have yet to win it all since the series moved to a playoff format in 2005. Jason Hoffman,, "Legendary NASCAR team owner Jack Roush hoping to cross Kentucky Speedway off bucket list," 11 July 2018 Both Argentina and Portugal were knocked out of the World Cup on Saturday—and with them, two players who are considered the greatest players of all time—as France and Uruguay, respectively, won their games and moved on to the quarterfinals., "World Cup Daily Podcast: France Proves Pedigree With Win Over Argentina," 30 June 2018 Evans was a four-year letterman at wide receiver under legendary Georgia football coach Vince Dooley, including as a member of the 1991 and 1992 teams that won nine and 10 games, respectively. Katherine Fominykh,, "Five things to know about new Maryland athletic director Damon Evans," 26 June 2018 Last month, Duncan won the 200- and 400-yard dash at the 2A state track and field championships in 22.21 and 48.7 seconds, respectively. Dave Southorn, idahostatesman, "The next small-town Idaho football star at Boise State? Broncos land in-state commit," 19 June 2018 Only Wales and Scotland of the Six Nations sides won, in Argentina and Canada respectively, as Italy also lost in Japan. CNN, "Rugby's southern hemisphere sides strike first blows," 11 June 2018 Fitzsimmons won with Gallant Fox and Omaha in 1930 and 1935, respectively. Andrew J. Campa,, "Justify, Baffert aim for greatness," 7 June 2018 Fairfield Prep and Holy Cross remain one and two after winning the SCC and NVL championships, respectively. Sean Begin,, "High School Baseball Rankings: South Windsor No. 3 In State, Simsbury Climbs Area Rankings," 29 May 2018

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First Known Use of respectively

1602, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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