respectively Meaning, Definition & Usage

  1. adverb in the order given
    • the brothers were called Felix and Max, respectively


Re*spec"tive*ly adverb
  1. As relating to each; particularly; as each belongs to each; as each refers to each in order; as, let each man respectively perform his duty.
    The impressions from the objects or the senses do mingle respectively every one with its kind. Bacon.
  2. Relatively; not absolutely. Obs. Sir W. Raleigh.
  3. Partially; with respect to private views. Obs.
  4. With respect; regardfully. Obs. Shak.

Webster 1913