Definition of Respective

1. Adjective. Considered individually. "The various reports all agreed"

Exact synonyms: Several, Various
Similar to: Individual, Single



Definition of Respective

1. a. Noticing with attention; hence, careful; wary; considerate.

Definition of Respective

1. Adjective. involving two or more people or things, in reference to them as individuals ¹

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Definition of Respective

1. [adj]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Respective

respectabilizing
respectable
respectableness
respectables
respectably
respected
respecter
respecter of persons
respecters
respectful
respectfully
respectfulness
respectfulnesses
respecting
respection
respective (current term)
respective(a)
respectively
respectiveness
respectless
respectlessness
respects
respectuous
respectworthy
respell
respelled
respeller
respellers
respelling
respellings

Literary usage of Respective

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1. An Inquiry Into the Nature and Causes of the Wealth of Nations by Adam Smith, Edward Gibbon Wakefield, Dugald Stewart (1843)
"The different masses of corn which in different years must supply the consumption of the world, will always be nearly in proportion to the respective ..."

2. Reports of Cases Argued and Determined in the High Court of Chancery: During by Great Britain Court of Chancery, Edward Thurlow Thurlow, Alexander Wedderburn Rosslyn, Jonathan Cogswell Perkins (1845)
"DEVISE to a son, recommending him to continue his cousins A. and B. in the occupation of their respective farms, in the county of W. as heretofore and so ..."

3. The History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire by Edward Gibbon (1843)
"The usual number of consuls, praetors, and tribunes(2) were annually invested with their respective ensigns of office, and continued to discharge some of ..."

4. Chronological History of the West Indies by Thomas Southey (1827)
"His Britannic Majesty; who having duly communicated to each other their respective full powers drawn up in due form, have agreed upon the following articles ..."

5. The American Journal of Education by Henry Barnard (1879)
"See the heading Officers of the State School System, under the respective States. St. John's College, 99. St. Joseph, Mo., schools of, 145. ..."

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