[ ri-spek-tiv-lee ]
/ rɪˈspɛk tɪv li /


in precisely the order given; sequentially.
(of two or more things, with reference to two or more things previously mentioned) referring or applying to in a parallel or sequential way: Joe and Bob escorted Betty and Alice, respectively.

Origin of respectively

First recorded in 1550–60; respective + -ly Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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British Dictionary definitions for respectively

/ (rɪˈspɛktɪvlɪ) /


(in listing a number of items or attributes that refer to another list) separately in the order givenhe gave Janet and John a cake and a chocolate respectively
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