Definition of "respective" []

  • Relating to two or more persons or things regarded individually; particular: successful in their respective fields. (adjective)
  • Belonging or relating separately to each of several people or things; several (adjective)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved. (c) HarperCollins Publishers Ltd 2016

Use "respective" in a sentence
  • "  She says the leaders will brief each other on what she describes as their respective domestic development."
  • "It was only proper for other religions to use the word “God” and not “Allah” when referring to their God in respective beliefs, he said."
  • "Guts: I disagree that they have successfully done this, at least when it comes to my arguments (i have not followed each and every debate that has taken place here at TT), but that is something to be hashed out in respective threads."