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04:06 Apr 6, 2007
English to Chinese translations [PRO] Tech/Engineering - Chemistry; Chem Sci/Eng / Chem Eng.
(Respectively) A convention to shorten parallel expositions. "A (resp. B) [has some relationship to] X (resp. Y)" means that A [has some relationship to] X and also that B [has (the same) relationship to] Y.
Jian Zhang United States Local time: 05:46 Specializes in field Native speaker of: Chinese
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Asker: Thank you, Jian and Huijun.
Asker: en.wikipedia.org 在中国打不开？
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Explanation: There are some interesting discussion about it on th web, if you search "resp. + abbreviation". It seemed to originate from German..