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Mutual vs. Reciprocal

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Mutualadjective

Having the same relationship, each to each other.

‘They were mutual enemies.’;

Reciprocaladjective

Of a feeling, action or such: mutual, uniformly felt or done by each party towards the other or others; two-way.

‘reciprocal love; reciprocal duties’;

Mutualadjective

Collective, done or held in common.

‘Mutual insurance.’;

Reciprocaladjective

Mutually interchangeable.

Mutualadjective

Reciprocal.

‘They had mutual fear of each other.’;

Reciprocaladjective

(grammar) expressing mutual action, applied to pronouns and verbs; also in a broad sense: reflexive

Mutualadjective

Possessed in common.

‘They had a mutual love of the same woman.’;

Reciprocaladjective

(math) Used to denote different kinds of mutual relation; often with reference to the substitution of reciprocals for given quantities.

Mutualadjective

Owned by the members.

Reciprocaladjective

Done, given, felt, or owed in return

‘a reciprocal invitation to lunch’;

Mutualnoun

A mutual fund.

Reciprocalnoun

(arithmetic) The number obtained by dividing 1 by another given number; the result of exchanging the numerator and the denominator of a fraction.

‘0.5 is the reciprocal of 2.’;

Mutualnoun

A mutual organization.

Reciprocalnoun

(grammar) A construction expressing mutual action.

Mutualnoun

(internet) Either of a pair of people who follow each other's social media accounts.

Reciprocaladjective

Recurring in vicissitude; alternate.

Mutualadjective

Reciprocally acting or related; reciprocally receiving and giving; reciprocally given and received; reciprocal; interchanged; as, a mutual love, advantage, assistance, aversion, etc.

‘Conspiracy and mutual promise.’; ‘Happy in our mutual help,And mutual love.’; ‘A certain shyness on such subjects, which was mutual between the sisters.’;

Reciprocaladjective

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.’;

Mutualadjective

Possessed, experienced, or done by two or more persons or things at the same time; common; joint; as, mutual happiness; a mutual effort.

‘A vast accession of misery and woe from the mutual weeping, and wailing, and gnashing of teeth.’; ‘Mutual, as Johnson will tell us, means something reciprocal, a giving and taking. How could people have mutual ancestors?’;

Reciprocaladjective

Mutually interchangeable.

‘These two rules will render a definition reciprocal with the thing defined.’;

Mutualadjective

common to or shared by two or more parties;

‘a common friend’; ‘the mutual interests of management and labor’;

Reciprocaladjective

Reflexive; - applied to pronouns and verbs, but sometimes limited to such pronouns as express mutual action.

Mutualadjective

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’;

Reciprocaladjective

Used to denote different kinds of mutual relation; often with reference to the substitution of reciprocals for given quantities. See the Phrases below.

Reciprocalnoun

That which is reciprocal to another thing.

‘Corruption is a reciprocal to generation.’;

Reciprocalnoun

The quotient arising from dividing unity by any quantity; thus ¼ is the reciprocal of 4; 1/(a + b) is the reciprocal of a + b. The reciprocal of a fraction is the fraction inverted, or the denominator divided by the numerator.

Reciprocalnoun

something (a term or expression or concept) that has a reciprocal relation to something else;

‘risk is the reciprocal of safety’;

Reciprocalnoun

(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

Reciprocalnoun

hybridization involving a pair of crosses that reverse the sexes associated with each genotype

Reciprocaladjective

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’;

Reciprocaladjective

of or relating to or suggestive of complementation;

‘interchangeable electric outlets’;

Reciprocaladjective

of or relating to the multiplicative inverse of a quantity or function;

‘the reciprocal ratio of a:b is b:a’;

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