reciprocal

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0 Vote up! adjective. Concerning each of two or more persons or things.
0 Vote up! adjective. Interchanged, given, or owed to each other: reciprocal agreements to abolish customs duties; a reciprocal invitation to lunch.
0 Vote up! adjective. Performed, experienced, or felt by both sides: reciprocal respect.
0 Vote up! adjective. Interchangeable; complementary: reciprocal electric outlets.
0 Vote up! adjective. Grammar Expressing mutual action or relationship. Used of some verbs and compound pronouns.
0 Vote up! adjective. Mathematics Of or relating to the reciprocal of a quantity.
0 Vote up! adjective. Physiology Of or relating to a neuromuscular phenomenon in which the excitation of one group of muscles is accompanied by the inhibition of another.
0 Vote up! adjective. Genetics Of or designating a pair of crosses in which the male or female parent in one cross is of the same genotype or phenotype as the complementary female or male parent in the other cross.
0 Vote up! noun. Something that is reciprocal to something else.
0 Vote up! noun. Mathematics A number related to another in such a way that when multiplied together their product is 1. For example, the reciprocal of 7 is 1/7 ; the reciprocal of 2/3 is 3/2 .
0 Vote up! adjective. Of a feeling, action or such: mutual, uniformly felt or done by each party towards the other or others; two-way.
0 Vote up! adjective. Something that is contrary or opposite.
0 Vote up! noun. 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 Vote up! adjective. Recurring in vicissitude; alternate.
0 Vote up! adjective. Done by each to the other; interchanging or interchanged; given and received; due from each to each; mutual
0 Vote up! adjective. Mutually interchangeable.
0 Vote up! adjective. Reflexive; -- applied to pronouns and verbs, but sometimes limited to such pronouns as express mutual action.
0 Vote up! adjective. Used to denote different kinds of mutual relation; often with reference to the substitution of reciprocals for given quantities. See the Phrases below.
0 Vote up! noun. That which is reciprocal to another thing.
0 Vote up! noun. The quotient arising from dividing unity by any quantity; thus 1/4 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.
0 Vote up! others. Moving backward and forward; alternating; reciprocating.
0 Vote up! others. Mutually exchanged or exchangeable; concerning or given or owed by each (of two or more) with regard to the other or others: as, reciprocal aid; reciprocal rights, duties, or obligations; reciprocal love or admiration.
0 Vote up! others. Having an interchangeable character or relation; mutually equivalent or correspondent; concordant; agreeing.
0 Vote up! others. <strong>Synonyms</strong> Reciprocal, Mutual. There is a theoretical difference between these words, although it often is not important. That is mutual which is a common act on the part of both persons at the same time. Mutual is not properly applicable to physical acts or material things, as blows or gifts. Reciprocal means that one follows another, being caused by it, with emphasis upon that which is viewed as caused: as, reciprocal love or hate. See remarks under mutual as to the propriety of using mutual for common.
0 Vote up! others. In geometry, definitely dual, so that the dual of each element is fixed and constructible.
0 Vote up! noun. That which is reciprocal to another thing.
0 Vote up! noun. In mathematics, the quotient resulting from the division of unity by the quantity of which the quotient is said to be the reciprocal.
0 Vote up! noun. In geometry, the dual.
0 Vote up! adjective. of or relating to the multiplicative inverse of a quantity or function
0 Vote up! adjective. concerning each of two or more persons or things; especially given or done in return
0 Vote up! noun. hybridization involving a pair of crosses that reverse the sexes associated with each genotype
0 Vote up! noun. (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
0 Vote up! noun. something (a term or expression or concept) that has a reciprocal relation to something else

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0 Vote up! In what they described as a reciprocal move, pro-government Sunni forces partially lifted their border blockade on the main road link between Beirut and Damascus.
0 Vote up! WOERTH: Right now, the new security director says that there's no limitations on what we call reciprocal jump seating.
0 Vote up! WOERTH: Right now, the new security directives has additional limitations on what we call reciprocal jump seating.
0 Vote up! Ted: Also, why did your violence not result in reciprocal and greater violence by your girlfriend, such as the use of a weapon?
0 Vote up! Also, why did your violence not result in reciprocal and greater violence by your girlfriend, such as the use of a weapon?

Mnemonics

0 Vote up! when multiplying a ratio,, we have to mutually multiply both denominator and numerator with a quantity

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0 Vote up! unclebheem added a Mnemonic "when multiplying a ratio,, we have to mutually multiply both denominator and numerator with a quantity" 3 years 10 months ago.