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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 re·spec·tive /rɪˈspɛktɪv/

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Re·spec·tive a.
 1. Noticing with attention; hence, careful; wary; considerate. [Obs.]
    If you look upon the church of England with a respective eye, you can not . . . refuse this charge.   --A░p. Sandys.
 2. Looking towardl having reference to; relative, not absolute; as, the respective connections of society.
 3. Relating to particular persons or things, each to each; particular; own; as, they returned to their respective places of abode.
 4. Fitted to awaken respect. [Obs.]
 5. Rendering respect; respectful; regardful. [Obs.]
    With respective shame, rose, took us by the hands.   --Chapman.
    With thy equals familiar, yet respective.   --Lord Burleigh.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

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