Home      Discussion      Topics      Dictionary      Almanac
Signup       Login
Reciprocal

Reciprocal

WordNet



adjective


(1)   Of or relating to the multiplicative inverse of a quantity or function
"The reciprocal ratio of a:b is b:a"
(2)   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"

noun


(3)   Hybridization involving a pair of crosses that reverse the sexes associated with each genotype
(4)   (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
(5)   Something (a term or expression or concept) that has a reciprocal relation to something else
"Risk is the reciprocal of safety"
Wiktonary



Adjective


reciprocal
  1. Of an action, feeling, etc, done, felt, etc, by each of two people to, on or towards the other.
  2. In the contrary or opposite way, order, or direction

Noun



  1. Of a number, the number obtained by dividing 1 by the given number; the result of exchanging the numerator and the denominator of a fraction.
    0.5 is the reciprocal of 2.