adjective Date: circa 1595 1. obsolete partial, discriminative 2. particular, separate <
their respective homes
respectiveness noun

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  • Respective — Re*spec tive (r?*sp?k t?v), a. [Cf. F. respectif, LL. respectivus. See {Respect}.] 1. Noticing with attention; hence, careful; wary; considerate. [Obs.] [1913 Webster] If you look upon the church of England with a respective eye, you can not …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • respective — (del lat. tardío o medieval «respectīve»; ant.) adv. Respectivamente. Al respective (pop.). Al respecto. Respective a (pop.). Respecto a. * * * respective. (Del lat. respective). adv. m. respectivamente …   Enciclopedia Universal

  • respective — respective, respectively are useful words when two or more items need to be distinguished (in the order in which they occur, when they are named separately) in relation to what follows in the sentence: • MEPs are paid the same as national MPs in… …   Modern English usage

  • respective — (Del lat. respective). adv. m. respectivamente …   Diccionario de la lengua española

  • respective — [ri spek′tiv] adj. [ML respectivus < L respectus: see RESPECT] 1. as relates individually to each of two or more persons or things; several [they went their respective ways] 2. Obs. worthy of respect 3. Obs. heedful; attentive …   English World dictionary

  • Respective —         (дат.) соответственно. Философский энциклопедический словарь. М.: Советская энциклопедия. Гл. редакция: Л. Ф. Ильичёв, П. Н. Федосеев, С. М. Ковалёв, В. Г. Панов. 1983 …   Философская энциклопедия

  • Respective — (lat.), 1) mit Rücksicht auf, rücksichtlich; 2) beziehentlich, beziehungsweise; 3) nach Beschaffenheit der Umstände; 4) wechselseitig …   Pierer's Universal-Lexikon

  • respective — index certain (specific), particular (individual), specific Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • respective — 1520s, regardful, attentive, from M.L. respectivus having regard for, from L. respectus (see RESPECT (Cf. respect)) …   Etymology dictionary

  • respective — [adj] particular, specific corresponding, each, individual, own, personal, relevant, separate, several, singular, various; concept 556 Ant. indefinite …   New thesaurus

  • respective — ► ADJECTIVE ▪ belonging or relating separately to each of two or more people or things …   English terms dictionary

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