Definition of Reciprocating

1. Verb. (present participle of reciprocate) ¹

2. Adjective. That moves backwards and forwards. ¹

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Definition of Reciprocating

1. reciprocate [v] - See also: reciprocate

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Reciprocating

reciprocal ohm
reciprocal pronoun
reciprocal pronouns
reciprocal rhythm
reciprocal transfusion
reciprocal translocation
reciprocal treanslocation
reciprocating (current term)
reciprocating engine
reciprocating engines
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reciprocity law

Literary usage of Reciprocating

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1. The Encyclopedia Americana: A Library of Universal Knowledge (1918)
"reciprocating Balance.— Fig. 5 represents the connecting rod mechanism, P being the crankpin and C the crosshead. FIG. 5. C If the angular velocity u=B of ..."

2. Internal Combustion Engines, Theory and Design: A Text Book on Gas- and Oil by Robert Leroy Streeter (1915)
"In using the weight of reciprocating parts to find the effect of their inertia on the crank- pin pressure, the weight of the complete connecting-rod is ..."

3. The Steam-engine and Other Heat-engines by James Alfred Ewing (1910)
"A reciprocating mass such as a piston cannot be completely balanced by a revolving mass, or by any combination of masses revolving on one shaft, ..."

4. Principles of Thermodynamics by George Alfred Goodenough (1920)
"Comparison of the Steam Turbine and reciprocating Engine.—The essential distinction between the two types of vapor motors—turbines and reciprocating ..."

5. Principles of Thermodynamics by George Alfred Goodenough (1911)
"Comparison of the Steam Turbine and reciprocating Engine.— The essential distinction between the two types of vapor motors — turbines and reciprocating ..."

6. Public Water-supplies: Requirements, Resources, and the Construction of Works by Frederick Eugene Turneaure, Harry Luman Russell (1901)
"In reciprocating-pumps a piston or plunger (which is the displacing' agency) ... Plunger-pumps are those in which the reciprocating part is a solid plunger ..."

7. The Balancing of Engines by William Ernest Dalby (1906)
"Conditions that an Engine may be balanced without the Addition of Balancing Masses either to the reciprocating Parts or to the Crank-shaft. ..."

8. Report of the Annual Meeting (1894)
"It is generally known that to mechanical engineers the complete balance of rotary and reciprocating parts of machine, more especially those of the latter ..."

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