- Respectively is defined as in the order given.
An example of respectively is what one might say instead of "in that order" in "Alice is 5 and James is 7, in that order."
in regard to each of two or more, in the order named: the first and second prizes went to Mary and George, respectively
Singly in the order designated or mentioned: The bookcase and the table are 5 feet and 3 feet high, respectively.
(comparative more respectively, superlative most respectively)
- In a relative manner; often used when comparing lists, where the term denotes that the items in the lists correspond to each other in the order they are given.
- Serena Williams and Roger Federer won the women's and men's singles titles, respectively, at the 2010 Australian Open.