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Reciprocal vs. Nonreciprocal

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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’;

Nonreciprocaladjective

Not reciprocal; not returned in kind.

Reciprocaladjective

Mutually interchangeable.

Nonreciprocaladjective

not reciprocal

Reciprocaladjective

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

Reciprocaladjective

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

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Reciprocaladjective

Done, given, felt, or owed in return

‘a reciprocal invitation to lunch’;

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.’;

Reciprocalnoun

(grammar) A construction expressing mutual action.

Reciprocaladjective

Recurring in vicissitude; alternate.

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.’;

Reciprocaladjective

Mutually interchangeable.

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

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Reciprocaladjective

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

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

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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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