Definitions of reciprocal

of words or propositions so related that each is the negation of the other; "` male' and ` female' are complementary terms"

That which is reciprocal: ( math.) unity divided by any quantity.

( math) one of a pair of numbers whose product is 1: the reciprocal of 2/ 3 is 3/ 2; the inverse of 7 is 1/ 7

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

Mutually interchangeable.

Alternate; mutual; reflexive.

Reciprocally.

That which is given or done by each to the other; the quotient obtained by dividing unity by a number.

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

Acting in return: mutual: given and received.

Alternate; mutually interchangeable.

Recurring in vicissitude; alternate.

Mutually interchangeable, so that each may be the equivalent of the other.

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

concerning each of two or more persons or things; especially given or done in return; " reciprocal aid"; " reciprocal trade"; " reciprocal respect"; " reciprocal privileges at other clubs"

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).

of or relating to the multiplicative inverse of a quantity or function; " the reciprocal ratio of a: b is b: a"

( 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

In arith., the quotient resulting from the division of unity by any given number.

Reciprocal.

That which is reciprocal to another thing.

something ( a term or expression or concept) that has a reciprocal relation to something else; " risk is the reciprocal of safety"

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.

Mutual; alternating.

Done by each to the other; interchanging or interchanged; given and received; due from each to each; mutual; as, reciprocal love; reciprocal duties.

Mutual; given and received.

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"

The quotient arising from dividing unity by any quantity; thus, 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.