# Reciprocal vs. Reciprocative — What's the Difference?

## Difference Between Reciprocal and Reciprocative

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#### Reciprocal

Done, given, felt, or owed in return

A reciprocal invitation to lunch.

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#### Reciprocative

To give or take mutually; interchange

The friends reciprocated favors.

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#### Reciprocal

Existing, experienced, or done on both sides

Reciprocal agreements between nations.

Reciprocal admiration between friends.

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#### Reciprocative

To show, feel, or give in response or return

They opened their hearts to her, and she reciprocated their affection.

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#### Reciprocal

(Grammar) Expressing mutual action or relationship. Used of some verbs and compound pronouns.

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#### Reciprocative

To give and take something mutually.

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#### Reciprocal

(Mathematics) Of or relating to the reciprocal of a quantity.

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#### Reciprocative

To make a return for something given or done.

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#### Reciprocal

(Physiology) Of or relating to a neuromuscular phenomenon in which the excitation of one group of muscles is accompanied by the inhibition of another.

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#### Reciprocative

To move back and forth alternately

A power saw that reciprocates.

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#### Reciprocal

(Genetics) Of or designating a pair of crosses in which the male or female parent in one cross is of the same genotype or phenotype as the complementary female or male parent in the other cross.

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#### Reciprocative

(archaic) Reciprocated; giving back to one another.

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#### Reciprocal

Something that is reciprocal to something else.

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#### Reciprocative

Given or done or owed to each other

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#### Reciprocal

(Mathematics) A number related to another in such a way that when multiplied together their product is 1. For example, the reciprocal of 7 is 1/7 ; the reciprocal of 2/3 is 3/2 .

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#### Reciprocal

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

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#### Reciprocal

Mutually interchangeable.

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#### Reciprocal

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

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#### Reciprocal

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

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#### Reciprocal

Done, given, felt, or owed in return

A reciprocal invitation to lunch

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#### Reciprocal

(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.

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#### Reciprocal

(grammar) A construction expressing mutual action.

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#### Reciprocal

Recurring in vicissitude; alternate.

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#### Reciprocal

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.

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#### Reciprocal

Mutually interchangeable.

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

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#### Reciprocal

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

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#### Reciprocal

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

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#### Reciprocal

That which is reciprocal to another thing.

Corruption is a reciprocal to generation.

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#### Reciprocal

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.

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#### Reciprocal

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

Risk is the reciprocal of safety

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#### Reciprocal

(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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#### Reciprocal

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

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#### Reciprocal

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

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#### Reciprocal

Of or relating to or suggestive of complementation;

Interchangeable electric outlets

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#### Reciprocal

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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