[ri-sip-ruh-kuh l] /rɪˈsɪp rə kəl/
given or felt by each toward the other; mutual:
given, performed, felt, etc., in return:
corresponding; matching; complementary; equivalent:
reciprocal privileges at other health clubs.
Grammar. (of a pronoun or verb) expressing mutual relationship or action:
“Each other” and “one another” are reciprocal pronouns.
inversely related or proportional; opposite.
Mathematics. noting expressions, relations, etc., involving reciprocals:
a reciprocal function.
Navigation. bearing in a direction 180° to a given direction; back.
something that is reciprocal to something else; equivalent; counterpart; complement.
Also called multiplicative inverse. Mathematics. the ratio of unity to a given quantity or expression; that by which the given quantity or expression is multiplied to produce unity:
The reciprocal of x is 1/x.
of, relating to, or designating something given by each of two people, countries, etc, to the other; mutual: reciprocal friendship, reciprocal trade
given or done in return: a reciprocal favour
(of a pronoun) indicating that action is given and received by each subject; for example, each other in the sentence they started to shout at each other
(maths) of or relating to a number or quantity divided into one
(nautical) denoting a course or bearing that is 180° from the previous or assumed one
something that is reciprocal
(maths) Also called inverse. a number or quantity that when multiplied by a given number or quantity gives a product of one: the reciprocal of 2 is 0.5
1560s, with -al (1) + stem of Latin reciprocus “returning the same way, alternating,” from pre-Latin *reco-proco-, from *recus (from re- “back;” see re-, + -cus, adjective formation) + *procus (from pro- “forward;” see pro-, + -cus. Related: Reciprocally. The noun meaning “that which is reciprocal” (to another) is from 1560s.
reciprocal re·cip·ro·cal (rĭ-sĭp’rə-kəl)
Either of a pair of numbers whose product is 1. For example, the number 3 is the reciprocal of 1/3 .
The number by which a given number must be multiplied to get a result of one. The reciprocal of one-half, for example, is two.
[ri-sip-ruh-kuh l] /rɪˈsɪp rə kəl/ adjective 1. given or felt by each toward the other; mutual: reciprocal respect. 2. given, performed, felt, etc., in return: reciprocal aid. 3. corresponding; matching; complementary; equivalent: reciprocal privileges at other health clubs. 4. Grammar. (of a pronoun or verb) expressing mutual relationship or action: “Each other” and “one another” […]
[ri-sip-ruh-keyt] /rɪˈsɪp rəˌkeɪt/ verb (used with object), reciprocated, reciprocating. 1. to give, feel, etc., in return. 2. to give and receive ; interchange: to reciprocate favors. 3. to cause to move alternately backward and forward. verb (used without object), reciprocated, reciprocating. 4. to make a return, as for something given. 5. to make interchange. 6. […]
[non-rek-uh g-nish-uh n] /ˌnɒn rɛk əgˈnɪʃ ən/ noun 1. absence or lack of . /ˌnɒnrɛkəɡˈnɪʃən/ noun 1. the act or an instance of refusing to acknowledge formally a government or the independence of a country
[rek-uh n-sahy-luh-buh l, rek-uh n-sahy-luh-buh l] /ˈrɛk ənˌsaɪ lə bəl, ˌrɛk ənˈsaɪ lə bəl/ adjective 1. capable of being . /ˈrɛkənˌsaɪləbəl; ˌrɛkənˈsaɪ-/ adjective 1. able or willing to be reconciled adj. 1610s, from reconcile + -able.