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English adjective: reciprocal

1. reciprocal concerning each of two or more persons or things; especially given or done in return


SamplesReciprocal aid.
Reciprocal trade.
Mutual respect.
Reciprocal privileges at other clubs.


Synonymsmutual


Similarbilateral, correlative, interactional, interactive, reciprocative, reciprocative, reciprocatory, reciprocatory, trilateral


Antonymsnonreciprocal

2. reciprocal of or relating to the multiplicative inverse of a quantity or function


SamplesThe reciprocal ratio of a:b is b:a.


Similarinverse


Antonymsdirect


English noun: reciprocal

1. reciprocal something (a term or expression or concept) that has a reciprocal relation to something else


SamplesRisk is the reciprocal of safety.


Broader (hypernym)reciprocality, reciprocity

2. reciprocal (mathematics) one of a pair of numbers whose product is 1: the reciprocal of 2/3 is 3/2; the multiplicative inverse of 7 is 1/7


Synonymsmultiplicative inverse


Broader (hypernym)inverse, opposite


Domain categorymath, mathematics, maths

3. reciprocal (act) hybridization involving a pair of crosses that reverse the sexes associated with each genotype


Synonymsreciprocal cross


Broader (hypernym)cross, crossbreeding, crossing, hybridisation, hybridization, hybridizing, interbreeding









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