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Wordnet 3.0


1. considered individually;
- Example: "the respective club members"
- Example: "specialists in their several fields"
- Example: "the various reports all agreed"
[syn: respective(a), several(a), various(a)]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Respective \Re*spec"tive\ (r[-e]*sp[e^]k"t[i^]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 . . . refuse this charge. --A?p. Sandys. [1913 Webster] 2. Looking towardl having reference to; relative, not absolute; as, the respective connections of society. [1913 Webster] 3. Relating to particular persons or things, each to each; particular; own; as, they returned to their respective places of abode. [1913 Webster] 4. Fitted to awaken respect. [Obs.] --Shak. [1913 Webster] 5. Rendering respect; respectful; regardful. [Obs.] [1913 Webster] With respective shame, rose, took us by the hands. --Chapman. [1913 Webster] With thy equals familiar, yet respective. --Lord Burleigh. [1913 Webster]
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):

respective adj 1: considered individually; "the respective club members"; "specialists in their several fields"; "the various reports all agreed" [syn: respective(a), several(a), various(a)]
Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:

56 Moby Thesaurus words for "respective": absolute, certain, common, communal, commutual, concrete, conjoint, corresponding, defined, definite, detailed, determinate, different, distinct, distinguished, distributional, distributive, equal, esoteric, especial, even stephen, exceptional, express, extraordinary, fifty-fifty, fixed, half, half-and-half, halvers, individual, inner, intimate, joint, minute, mutual, noteworthy, own, particular, per capita, per head, personal, pertinent, precise, private, pro rata, proportional, proportionate, prorated, relevant, separate, several, singular, solipsistic, special, specific, two-way