respectively

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

adverb

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.

Nearby words

  1. respecter,
  2. respectful,
  3. respectfully,
  4. respecting,
  5. respective,
  6. respects,
  7. respell,
  8. respighi,
  9. respighi, ottorino,
  10. respirable

Origin of respectively

First recorded in 1550–60; respective + -ly

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British Dictionary definitions for respectively

respectively

/ (rɪˈspɛktɪvlɪ) /

adverb

(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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Word Origin and History for respectively

respectively

adv.

mid-15c., "relatively;" 1620s, "relatively to each singly," from respective + -ly (2).

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