HyperDic: reciprocal

English > 5 senses of the word reciprocal:
ADJECTIVEallreciprocal, mutualconcerning each of two or more persons or things
allreciprocalof or relating to the multiplicative inverse of a quantity or function
NOUNrelationreciprocalsomething (a term or expression or concept) that has a reciprocal relation to something else
relationreciprocal, multiplicative inverse(mathematics) one of a pair of numbers whose product is 1
actreciprocal, reciprocal crosshybridization involving a pair of crosses that reverse the sexes associated with each genotype
reciprocal > pronunciation
Soundsrihsih'prahkahl
Rhymesabdominal ... zoological: 2115 rhymes with ahl...
English > reciprocal: 5 senses > adjective 1
MeaningConcerning each of two or more persons or things; especially given or done in return.
Examples
  • "reciprocal aid"
  • "reciprocal trade"
  • "reciprocal privileges at other clubs"
Synonymmutual
Narrowerbilateralaffecting or undertaken by two parties
correlativeExpressing a reciprocal or complementary relation
interactional, interactivecapable of acting on or influencing each other
reciprocative, reciprocatoryMoving alternately backward and forward
reciprocative, reciprocatoryGiven or done or owed to each other
trilateralInvolving three parties
Oppositenonreciprocalnot reciprocal
Spanishmutuo, recíproco
Catalanmutu, recíproc
Nounsreciprocality, reciprocitya relation of mutual dependence or action or influence
reciprocitymutual exchange of commercial or other privileges
Adverbsreciprocallyin an inverse or contrary manner
reciprocallyin a mutual or shared manner
reciprocally(often followed by 'for') in exchange or in reciprocation
English > reciprocal: 5 senses > adjective 2
MeaningOf or relating to the multiplicative inverse of a quantity or function.
Example"the reciprocal ratio of a:b is b:a"
BroaderinverseOpposite in nature or effect or relation to another quantity
Adverbsinverselyin an inverse or contrary manner
English > reciprocal: 5 senses > noun 1, relation
MeaningSomething (a term or expression or concept) that has a reciprocal relation to something else.
Example"risk is the reciprocal of safety"
Broaderreciprocality, reciprocityA relation of mutual dependence or action or influence
Spanishinverso, recíproca
Catalanrecíproca
English > reciprocal: 5 senses > noun 2, relation
Meaning(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.
Synonymmultiplicative inverse
Categorymathematics, math, mathsA science (or group of related sciences) dealing with the logic / logic of quantity and shape and arrangement
Broaderinverse, oppositeSomething inverted in sequence or character or effect
Catalaninvers multiplicatiu
English > reciprocal: 5 senses > noun 3, act
Meaninghybridization involving a pair of crosses that reverse the sexes associated with each genotype.
Synonymreciprocal cross
Broaderhybridization, hybridisation, crossbreeding, crossing, cross, interbreeding, hybridizing(genetics) the act of mixing different species or varieties of animals or plants and thus to produce hybrids

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