[ ri-sip-ruh-kuh l ]
/ rɪˈsɪp rə kəl /
SEE SYNONYMS FOR reciprocal ON THESAURUS.COM
given or felt by each toward the other; mutual: reciprocal respect.
given, performed, felt, etc., in return: reciprocal aid.
corresponding; matching; complementary; equivalent: reciprocal privileges at other health clubs.
Grammar. (of a pronoun or verb) expressing mutual relationship or action: “Each other” and “one another” are reciprocal pronouns.
inversely related or proportional; opposite.
Mathematics. noting expressions, relations, etc., involving reciprocals: a reciprocal function.
Navigation. bearing in a direction 180° to a given direction; back.
something that is reciprocal to something else; equivalent; counterpart; complement.
Also called multiplicative inverse. Mathematics. the ratio of unity to a given quantity or expression; that by which the given quantity or expression is multiplied to produce unity: The reciprocal of x is 1/x.
Words nearby reciprocal
recip., recipe, recipience, recipiency, recipient, reciprocal, reciprocal exchange, reciprocal inhibition, reciprocal insurance, reciprocal leveling, reciprocal transfusion
Origin of reciprocal
1560–70; < Latinreciproc(us) returning, reciprocal + -al1
OTHER WORDS FROM reciprocal
re·cip·ro·cal·i·ty, re·cip·ro·cal·ness, nounre·cip·ro·cal·ly, adverbnon·re·cip·ro·cal, adjective, nounnon·re·cip·ro·cal·ly, adverb
un·re·cip·ro·cal, adjectiveun·re·cip·ro·cal·ly, adverb
WORDS THAT MAY BE CONFUSED WITH reciprocalmutualreciprocal (see synonym study at mutual)commonmutualreciprocal (see usage note at mutual)
synonym study for reciprocal
1. See mutual.
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British Dictionary definitions for reciprocal
of, relating to, or designating something given by each of two people, countries, etc, to the other; mutualreciprocal friendship; reciprocal trade
given or done in returna reciprocal favour
(of a pronoun) indicating that action is given and received by each subject; for example, each other in the sentence they started to shout at each other
mathsof or relating to a number or quantity divided into one
nauticaldenoting a course or bearing that is 180° from the previous or assumed one
something that is reciprocal
Also called: inversemathsa number or quantity that when multiplied by a given number or quantity gives a product of onethe reciprocal of 2 is 0.5
Derived forms of reciprocalreciprocality, nounreciprocally, adverb
Word Origin for reciprocal
C16: from Latin reciprocus alternating
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Medical definitions for reciprocal
Of or relating to a neuromuscular phenomenon in which the excitation of one group of muscles is accompanied by the inhibition of another.
Of or being a pair of crosses in which the male parent in one cross is of the same genotype or phenotype as the female parent in the other cross.
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Scientific definitions for reciprocal
Either of a pair of numbers whose product is 1. For example, the number 3 is the reciprocal of 13.
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Cultural definitions for reciprocal
The number by which a given number must be multiplied to get a result of one. The reciprocal of one-half, for example, is two.
The New Dictionary of Cultural Literacy, Third Edition Copyright © 2005 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.
Words related to reciprocal
mutual, complementary, dependent, double, equivalent, give-and-take, twin, fellow, duplicate, correlative, coordinate, convertible, companion, changeable, corresponding, exchangeable, interchangeable, matching, reciprocative, interdependent
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