[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.
noun, Electricity. 1. . [moh] /moʊ/ noun, plural mhos. Electricity. 1. See under . /məʊ/ noun (pl) mhos 1. the former name for siemens mho (mō) n. pl. mhos A siemens. mho (mō) The SI derived unit of electrical conductance, equal to one ampere per volt. It is equivalent to the reciprocal of the ohm […]
- Reciprocal transfusion
reciprocal transfusion n. An attempt to confer immunity by transfusing blood taken from a donor just recovered from an infectious disease into a recipient suffering from the same disease, at the same time transfusing an equal amount from the sick to the well person.
noun, Genetics. 1. an exchange of segments between two nonhomologous chromosomes. reciprocal translocation n. Translocation without demonstrable loss of genetic material.
[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. […]