from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- adv. Singly in the order designated or mentioned: I'm referring to each of you respectively.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- adv. In a relative manner; often used when comparing lists, where the term denotes that the items in the lists correspond to each other in the order they are given.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adv. As relating to each; particularly; as each belongs to each; as each refers to each in order.
- adv. Relatively; not absolutely.
- adv. Partially; with respect to private views.
- adv. With respect; regardfully.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- In a respective manner, in any sense.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- adv. in the order given
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In the very able and interesting article in our last number, by Mr. Freeland, that writer announced the doctrine that 'the social, political, religious, and scientific development of the world proceeds under the operation of two grand antagonistic principles,' which he calls respectively, 'Unity,' and 'Individuality.'
And it will follow further that the mind has four faculties appropriate to these four divisions, which we call respectively pure reason (the highest), understanding, conviction, and perception of shadows; the first pair being concerned with being, the field of the intellect; the second pair with becoming, the field of opinion.
 The sect of the Cabalists, indeed, believed in the existence of spirits of nature, embodiments or representatives of the four elements, which they called respectively gnomes, sylphs, salamanders, and ondines.
Herodotus had himself visited Thasos, and tells us that the mines were on the eastern coast of the island, between two places which he calls respectively
Thus their forced resignation or firing from Hearst, CNN and NPR respectively is the right action.
Less than 6% and 1.5% charitable giving for Obamas and Bidens respectively is certainly nothing to brag about.
The company sold 3.9 million Macs and 9 million iPods, proving that even sales of its more seasoned products are growing -- 27% and 11% respectively from a year ago.
Revenues in Latin America and Asia were up 13% and 7% respectively from a year ago.
Actors Edward James Olmos and Mary McDonnell, known to fans as Admiral William Adama and President Laura Roslin respectively, joined producers Ronald D. Moore and David Eicke, as well as moderator Whoopi Goldberg (… for some reason) in discussing human rights, terrorism, children and armed conflict, and reconciliation between civilians and faiths.
The first two flights are scheduled for 2010 and 2011 respectively from the SpaceX Falcon 9 launch site at Complex 40, Cape Canaveral, Florida.