Definitions of reciprocal:
  • noun:   something (a term or expression or concept) that has a reciprocal relation to something else
    Example: "Risk is the reciprocal of safety"
  • noun:   hybridization involving a pair of crosses that reverse the sexes associated with each genotype
  • 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
  • adjective:   concerning each of two or more persons or things; especially given or done in return
    Example: "Reciprocal aid"
  • adjective:   of or relating to the multiplicative inverse of a quantity or function
    Example: "The reciprocal ratio of a:b is b:a"
  • adjective:   of or relating to or suggestive of complementation

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