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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Earlier in 2018, former Guardians of the Galaxy director James Gunn and tech journalist Sarah Jeong, respectively, were each accused of making deeply offensive statements on social media. Aja Romano, Vox, "Why the Kevin Hart Oscars backlash is different from other recent public shamings," 5 Jan. 2019 The cast: The show's leads, Sandra Oh and Jodie Comer, will reprise their roles as Eve Polastri and Villanelle, respectively. Jennifer Lance, Glamour, "Killing Eve Season 2: Here's Everything We Know So Far," 3 Jan. 2019 Twelve years ago, Caitlin and Samuel Dowe-Sandes headed to Marrakech from Los Angeles with the plan to take a year off from their careers in public relations and filmmaking, respectively, and indulge in an adventurous sabbatical. Gisela Williams, ELLE Decor, "The Vivacious 18th-Century Marakesh Medina of Two L.A. Transplants," 28 Dec. 2018 Winners of the Yard Sign Wars Tandem NYC and Tony Casas, designers of Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and Beto O’Rourke’s campaign graphics, respectively, shook up a field mired in American flags and red, white and blue. Mark Lamster, Curbed, "2018 in architecture: The good, the bad, and the urbanism," 27 Dec. 2018 The payments to employees and to investors were first reported by CNBC and Bloomberg respectively. Theodore Schleifer, Recode, "In an extraordinary move, Juul is trying to make peace with its investors and employees by paying them more than $4 billion," 21 Dec. 2018 As a result, Tesla quickly moved to lower prices on the Model S and Model X by about $15,200 and $9,400, respectively. Sean O'kane, The Verge, "Tesla drops prices in China after the government suspends tariffs," 14 Dec. 2018 In the last ten years, the HFPA only nominated two women (Kathryn Bigelow in 2010 and 2013 for The Hurt Locker and Zero Dark Thirty, respectively, and Ava Duvernay for Selma in 2015) for a total of three out of 45 possible nominations. Julie Kosin, Harper's BAZAAR, "The Golden Globes Failed to Nominate Any Female Directors Again," 6 Dec. 2018 Qualcomm Ready to take on Intel’s Core, yet again The meat of the new Snapdragon 8cx is in the CPU and the GPU—the Kryo 495 and the Adreno 680, respectively. Mark Hachman, PCWorld, "Qualcomm's Snapdragon 8cx for PCs aims to overcome the performance gap," 6 Dec. 2018

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First Known Use of respectively

1602, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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