
Definition of Reciprocal
1. Noun. Something (a term or expression or concept) that has a reciprocal relation to something else. "Risk is the reciprocal of safety"
2. Adjective. Concerning each of two or more persons or things; especially given or done in return. "Reciprocal privileges at other clubs"
Similar to: Bilateral, Trilateral, Correlative, Interactional, Interactive, Reciprocative, Reciprocatory, Reciprocative, Reciprocatory
Derivative terms: Mutuality, Mutuality, Mutualness, Reciprocality, Reciprocity, Reciprocity
Antonyms: Nonreciprocal
3. Noun. (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.
Category relationships: Math, Mathematics, Maths
Generic synonyms: Inverse, Opposite
4. Adjective. Of or relating to the multiplicative inverse of a quantity or function. "The reciprocal ratio of a:b is b:a"
5. Noun. Hybridization involving a pair of crosses that reverse the sexes associated with each genotype.
Generic synonyms: Cross, Crossbreeding, Crossing, Hybridisation, Hybridization, Hybridizing, Interbreeding
Definition of Reciprocal
1. a. Recurring in vicissitude; alternate.
2. n. That which is reciprocal to another thing.
Definition of Reciprocal
1. Adjective. Of a feeling, action or such: mutual, uniformly felt or done by each party towards the other or others; twoway. ¹
2. Adjective. Something that is contrary or opposite. ¹
3. Noun. (arithmetic) Of a number, the number obtained by dividing 1 by the given number; the result of exchanging the numerator and the denominator of a fraction. ¹
¹ Source: wiktionary.com
Definition of Reciprocal
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Medical Definition of Reciprocal
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1. Recurring in vicissitude; alternate.
2. Done by each to the other; interchanging or interchanged; given and received; due from each to each; mutual; as, reciprocal love; reciprocal duties. "Let our reciprocal vows be remembered." (Shak)
3. Mutually interchangeable. "These two rules will render a definition reciprocal with the thing defined." (I. Watts)
4. Reflexive; applied to pronouns and verbs, but sometimes limited to such pronouns as express mutual action.
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Literary usage of Reciprocal
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1. A Treatise on Conic Sections: Containing an Account of Some of the Most by George Salmon (1879)
"The eccentricity of the reciprocal hyperbola depending solely on the angle ...
Again, the intersection of the asymptotes of the reciprocal curve (ie its ..."
2. A Treatise on the Analytic Geometry of Three Dimensions by George Salmon (1882)
"drawn from it to tbe surface, the reciprocal surface will have real points at
infinity, that is to say, will bo a hyperboloid; when the origin is inside, ..."
3. A Treatise on the Analytic Geometry of Three Dimensions by George Salmon (1874)
"The reciprocal of a ruled surface (that is to say, of a surface generated by the
motion of a right line) is a ruled surface. For to'a right line corresponds ..."
4. The Encyclopædia Britannica: A Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, Literature and by Hugh Chisholm (1910)
"A triangle and a trihedral angle are therefore reciprocal figures. To a surface
ai locus of points corresponds, in the same manner, a surface as envelope of ..."
5. A Treatise on the Analytic Geometry of Three Dimensions by George Salmon (1865)
"But these lengths being inversely as OS, OT are also a radius vector, and
perpendicular on tangent plane of the reciprocal of the apsidal. ..."
6. A Treatise on the Analytic Geometry of Three Dimensions by George Salmon (1862)
"But these lengths being inversely as OS, OT are also a radius vector, and
perpendicular on tangent plane of the reciprocal of the apsidal. ..."
7. A Grammar of the German Language: Designed for a Thoro and Practical Study by George Oliver Curme (1922)
"THE reciprocal PRONOUNS. 144. When the pronoun shows that the action of the verb
is mutual between two or more persons, it is called a reciprocal pronoun. ..."