#### Mathematical English Usage - a Dictionary

##### by Jerzy Trzeciak

## respective

[cf. corresponding

Let x_{1},...,x_{n} be the distinct values assumed by f and
A_{1},...,A_{n} the respective sets where these values are
assumed.

Differentiation of (5) and (6) gives the respective equations A=B
and C=D.

[Note that “respective'' is normally followed by a plural noun.]

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