respectively

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respectively (comparative more respectively, superlative most respectively)

  1. 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.
    • 2011 November 5, Phil Dawkes, “QPR 2 - 3 Man City”, BBC Sport:
      Despite of the absence of Shaun Derry and Adel Taarabt because of illness and injury respectively, the home side began superbly. Helguson twice threatened early on with shots from the right-hand corner of the box before Anton Ferdinand spurned a great chance at the back post following the Icelandic striker's header back across goal.

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