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**reciprocal**(n = noun.linkdef) - something (a term or expression or concept) that has a reciprocal relation to something else; "risk is the reciprocal of safety"
is a kind of
reciprocality,
reciprocity
**reciprocal**(n = noun.linkdef) multiplicative inverse - (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;
is a kind of
inverse,
opposite
**reciprocal**(n = noun.act) reciprocal cross - hybridization involving a pair of crosses that reverse the sexes associated with each genotype;
is a kind of
cross,
crossbreeding,
crossing,
hybridisation,
hybridization,
hybridizing,
interbreeding

**reciprocal**(a = adj.all) mutual - 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"
Antonym:
nonreciprocal
**reciprocal**(s = adj.all) - of or relating to the multiplicative inverse of a quantity or function; "the reciprocal ratio of a:b is b:a"

Derived forms noun reciprocality

- Recurring in vicissitude; alternate. [
*1913 Webster*] - Done by each to the other; interchanging or interchanged; given and received; due from each to each; mutual; as, reciprocal love; reciprocal duties. [
*1913 Webster*]"Let our reciprocal vows be remembered." [*1913 Webster*] - Mutually interchangeable. [
*1913 Webster*]"These two rules will render a definition reciprocal with the thing defined." [*1913 Webster*] - Reflexive; -- applied to pronouns and verbs, but sometimes limited to such pronouns as express mutual action. [
*1913 Webster*] - Used to denote different kinds of mutual relation; often with reference to the substitution of reciprocals for given quantities. See the Phrases below. [
*1913 Webster*]

- That which is reciprocal to another thing. [
*1913 Webster*]"Corruption is a reciprocal to generation." [*1913 Webster*] - The quotient arising from dividing unity by any quantity; thus
reciprocal of 4; 1/(a + b) is the reciprocal ofa + b . The reciprocal of a fraction is the fraction inverted, or the denominator divided by the numerator. [*1913 Webster*]

--adj.

1 in return (offered a reciprocal greeting).

2 mutual (their feelings are reciprocal).

3 Gram. (of a pronoun) expressing mutual action or relation (as in each other).

4 inversely correspondent; complementary (natural kindness matched by a reciprocal severity).

--n. Math. an expression or function so related to another that their product is unity (1/2 is the reciprocal of 2).

Derivative

reciprocality n. reciprocally adv.

Etymology

L reciprocus ult. f. re- back + pro forward

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