Reciprocal

  • 1 Reciprocal — Re*cip ro*cal (r[ e]*s[i^]p r[ o]*kal), a. [L. reciprocus; of unknown origin.] 1. Recurring in vicissitude; alternate. [1913 Webster] 2. Done by each to the other; interchanging or interchanged; given and received; due from each to each; mutual;… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 2 reciprocal — 1 Reciprocal, mutual, common mean shared, experienced, or shown by each of the persons or things concerned. Reciprocal has for its distinctive implication the return in due measure by each of two sides of whatever is offered, given, or manifested …

    New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • 3 Reciprocal — may refer to:*Multiplicative inverse, in mathematics, the number 1/ x , which multiplied by x gives the product 1, also known as a reciprocal *Reciprocal (grammar), a relationship between grammatical agents *Reciprocal altruism, a form of… …

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  • 4 reciprocal — re·cip·ro·cal /ri si prə kəl/ adj 1 a: mutual (2) b: bilateral a reciprocal contract 2: characterized by correspondence or equivalence es …

    Law dictionary

  • 5 reciprocal — [ri sip′rə kəl] adj. [< L reciprocus, returning, reciprocal < * reco prokos, backwards and forwards < * recos (< re , back + * cos < ?) + IE * proko , ahead (> Gr proka, forthwith) < base * pro , forward, ahead + AL] 1. done …

    English World dictionary

  • 6 Reciprocal — Re*cip ro*cal, n. 1. That which is reciprocal to another thing. [1913 Webster] Corruption is a reciprocal to generation. Bacon. [1913 Webster] 2. (Arith. & Alg.) The quotient arising from dividing unity by any quantity; thus 1/4 is the reciprocal …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 7 reciprocal — re‧cip‧ro‧cal [rɪˈsɪprəkl] adjective a reciprocal arrangement or relationship is one in which two people, countries etc do or give the same things to each other, usually so that each is helped in some way * * * reciprocal UK US /rɪˈsɪprəkəl/… …

    Financial and business terms

  • 8 reciprocal — The reciprocal pronouns are each other and one another. See each 3 …

    Modern English usage

  • 9 reciprocal — (adj.) 1560s, from L. reciprocus returning the same way, alternating, from pre L. *reco proco , from *recus (from re back + cus, adjective formation) + *procus (from pro forward + cus, adjective formation) …

    Etymology dictionary

  • 10 reciprocal — [adj] exchanged, alternate changeable, companion, complementary, convertible, coordinate, correlative, corresponding, dependent, double, duplicate, equivalent, exchangeable, fellow, give and take*, interchangeable, interdependent, matching,… …

    New thesaurus

  • 11 reciprocal — ► ADJECTIVE 1) given, felt, or done in return. 2) (of an agreement or arrangement) bearing on or binding two parties equally. 3) Grammar (of a pronoun or verb) expressing mutual action or relationship (e.g. each other, they kissed). ► NOUN… …

    English terms dictionary

  • 12 reciprocal — Given or owed mutually as between two persons; interchanged. Reciprocal obligations are those due from one person to another and vice versa. See also reciprocity reciprocal contract @ reciprocal dealing arrangement As included within prohibitions …

    Black's law dictionary

  • 13 reciprocal — reciprocality, reciprocalness, n. reciprocally, adv. /ri sip reuh keuhl/, adj. 1. given or felt by each toward the other; mutual: reciprocal respect. 2. given, performed, felt, etc., in return: reciprocal aid. 3. corresponding; matching;… …

    Universalium

  • 14 reciprocal — re•cip•ro•cal [[t]rɪˈsɪp rə kəl[/t]] adj. 1) given or felt by each toward the other; mutual: reciprocal respect[/ex] 2) given, performed, felt, etc., in return: reciprocal aid[/ex] 3) corresponding; matching; equivalent: reciprocal privileges at… …

    From formal English to slang

  • 15 reciprocal — I. adjective Etymology: Latin reciprocus returning the same way, alternating Date: 1570 1. a. inversely related ; opposite b. of, constituting, or resulting from paired crosses in which the kind that supplies the male parent of the first cross… …

    New Collegiate Dictionary

  • 16 reciprocal — re|cip|ro|cal [ rı sıprəkl ] adjective done according to an arrangement by which you do something for someone who does the same thing for you: a reciprocal agreement a reciprocal exchange a reciprocal arrangement/relationship a reciprocal visit ( …

    Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • 17 reciprocal — /rəˈsɪprəkəl / (say ruh sipruhkuhl) adjective 1. given, felt, etc., by each to or towards each; mutual: reciprocal affection. 2. given, performed, felt, etc., in return: reciprocal aid. 3. Grammar expressing mutual relation, as each other, one… …

    Australian English dictionary

  • 18 reciprocal — adj. & n. adj. 1 in return (offered a reciprocal greeting). 2 mutual (their feelings are reciprocal). 3 Gram. (of a pronoun) expressing mutual action or relation (as in each other). 4 inversely correspondent; complementary (natural kindness… …

    Useful english dictionary

  • 19 reciprocal — re|cip|ro|cal [rıˈsıprəkəl] adj formal [Date: 1500 1600; : Latin; Origin: reciprocus returning the same way , from re back + pro forward ] a reciprocal arrangement or relationship is one in which two people or groups do or give the same things to …

    Dictionary of contemporary English

  • 20 reciprocal — [[t]rɪsɪ̱prək(ə)l[/t]] ADJ: usu ADJ n A reciprocal action or agreement involves two people or groups who do the same thing to each other or agree to help each another in a similar way. [FORMAL] They expected a reciprocal gesture before more… …

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