reciprocal

[ɹ_ɪ_s_ˈɪ_p_ɹ_ə_k_əl], [ɹɪsˈɪpɹəkə͡l], [ɹɪsˈɪpɹəkə‍l]

Definitions of reciprocal:

  1.   Reciprocally. – The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  2.   Alternate; mutually interchangeable. – Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  3.   Alternate; mutual; reflexive. – Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  4.   In arith., the quotient resulting from the division of unity by any given number. – Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  5.   Mutual; given and received. – The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  6.   Mutual; done, given, or offered by each to the other; as, reciprocal benefits; offered in return for something done or given; as, reciprocal conditions; in grammar, showing action upon, or relation of, each to the other; as, reciprocal pronouns ( each other, one another). – The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  7.   That which is reciprocal; the quotient that arises from dividing unity by a given number. Reciprocal ratio, the ratio between reciprocals of two quantities. Reciprocal terms, terms that have the same signification, and are mutually convertible. – Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  8.   That which is given or done by each to the other; the quotient obtained by dividing unity by a number. – The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  9.   Acting in return: mutual: given and received. – The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  10.   That which is reciprocal: ( math.) unity divided by any quantity. – The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.

Quotes for reciprocal:

  1. Both of these branches of evolutionary science, are, in my opinion, in the closest causal connection; this arises from the reciprocal action of the laws of heredity and adaptation. – Ernst Haeckel
  2. Only now did I recognize the reciprocal relationship which exits between manufacturing power and the national system of transportation, and that the one can never develop to its fullest without the other. – Friedrich List
  3. All creatures are united to God alone in an immediate union. They depend essentially and directly upon Him. Being all alike equally impotent, they cannot be in reciprocal dependence upon one another. – Nicolas Malebranche
  4. I like to believe that love is a reciprocal thing, that it can't really be felt, truly, by one. – Sean Penn
  5. Every relationship between persons causes a picture of each to take form in the mind of the other, and this picture evidently is in reciprocal relationship with that personal relationship. – Georg Simmel

Usage examples for reciprocal:

  1. Before I quitted Cadiz, which my engagements rendered imperative, I obtained from her a reciprocal acknowledgment. ” – The Pacha of Many Tales by Captain Frederick Marryat
  2. There is a marriage of good and truth, also of truth and good, in every particular of the Word, in order that it may be a source of wisdom to angels and of intelligence to men, for from good alone no wisdom or intelligence is born, neither from truth alone, but from their marriage when the love is reciprocal – Spiritual Life and the Word of God by Emanuel Swedenborg
  3. These two work on each other a reciprocal increase. ” – The Expositor's Bible: Colossians and Philemon by Alexander Maclaren
  4. At times I become consciously and acutely aware of the reciprocal flow of openness in the dialogue. ” – Humanistic-Nursing by Paterson, Josephine G.
  5. And the further civilization and the connections between different people proceed with this development, the more necessary and, at the same time, possible it becomes to raise the interests and sentiments which would hold them together above those which would keep them asunder, and to thus found a policy of reciprocal equity and of peace in place of a policy of hostile precautions and continual strife. ” – A Popular History of France From The Earliest Times Volume I. of VI. by Francois Pierre Guillaume Guizot
  6. The regard was reciprocal – Haydn by J. Cuthbert Hadden
  7. The Rule of 1223, on the other hand, is a reciprocal contract. ” – Life of St. Francis of Assisi by Paul Sabatier
  8. Somerset participated in his pleasure, and with reciprocal warmth accepted the invitation to accompany him to Villanow. ” – Thaddeus of Warsaw by Jane Porter
  9. They both act as reciprocal cause and effect, and a change in neither alone will bring the desired effect. ” – The Souls of Black Folk by W. E. B. Du Bois
  10. His theory of the arts in their reciprocal relations and affinities throws interesting light upon the qualities of his own genius and his method in practice. ” – The Life of Michelangelo Buonarroti by John Addington Symonds

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