What is the definition of reciprocal

The definition of reciprocal refers to something that goes both ways or to something that is done in return for a similar act. In grammar, a reciprocal is mutual action or a relationship between two nouns or pronouns. In math, a reciprocal is the number 1 divided by a given quantity.

  1. An example of a reciprocal is an arrangement where Jim gives Al his apple and Al gives Jim his pear.
  2. An example of reciprocal is when someone gives you a gift because you give them one.
  3. An example of a reciprocal in grammar is when a dog and a cat chase each other round and round.
  4. An example of a reciprocal in math is 1/3 is the reciprocal of 3.

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