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Reciprocal meaning

reciprocal - 13 dictionary results

  1. 1. hybridization involving a pair of crosses that reverse the sexes associated with each genotype
  2. 2. ( 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
  3. 3. something ( a term or expression or concept) that has a reciprocal relation to something else; " risk is the reciprocal of safety"
  4. 4. of or relating to the multiplicative inverse of a quantity or function; " the reciprocal ratio of a: b is b: a"
  5. 5. concerning each of two or more persons or things; especially given or done in return; " reciprocal aid"; " reciprocal trade"; " mutual respect"; " reciprocal privileges at other clubs"
  6. 6. Recurring in vicissitude; alternate.
  7. 7. Done by each to the other; interchanging or interchanged; given and received; due from each to each; mutual; as, reciprocal love; reciprocal duties.
  8. 8. Mutually interchangeable.
  9. 9. Used to denote different kinds of mutual relation; often with reference to the substitution of reciprocals for given quantities. See the Phrases below.
  10. 10. That which is reciprocal to another thing.
  11. 11. Reflexive; - applied to pronouns and verbs, but sometimes limited to such pronouns as express mutual action.
  12. 12. The quotient arising from dividing unity by any quantity; thus, is the reciprocal of 4; 1( a + b) is the reciprocal of a + b. The reciprocal of a fraction is the fraction inverted, or the denominator divided by the numerator.
  13. 13. Mutual; given and received.

reciprocal - examples of usage

  1. I or me, in person- used for the sake of emphasis and also as the reciprocal of me.
  2. When we understand a word, there is a reciprocal association between it and the images of what it " means."
  3. She would make you happy and you would certainly render agreeable this union founded upon reciprocal affection and an esteem which has lasted twenty- five years.
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