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reciprocal (not comparable)
- Of a feeling, action or such: mutual, uniformly felt or done by each party towards the other or others; two-way.
- reciprocal love
- reciprocal duties
- Mutually interchangeable.
- (grammar) Expressing mutual action, applied to pronouns and verbs; also in a broad sense: reflexive.
- (mathematics) Used to denote different kinds of mutual relation; often with reference to the substitution of reciprocals for given quantities.
- Done, given, felt, or owed in return.
- a reciprocal invitation to lunch
- mutual, two-way
- contrary, opposite, converse, inverse, inverted, cross
- (grammar): reflexive
- See also Thesaurus:contrary
done by each of two people towards the other
done, given, felt, or owed in return
reciprocal (plural reciprocals)
- (arithmetic) The number obtained by dividing 1 by another given number; the result of exchanging the numerator and the denominator of a fraction.
- Synonym: multiplicative inverse
- 0.5 is the reciprocal of 2.
- (grammar) A construction expressing mutual action.
- 2008, Ekkehard König, Volker Gast, Reciprocals and Reflexives: Theoretical and Typological Explorations:
- Depending on where reciprocalization applies (syntax vs. lexicon), the relevant reciprocal verbs are claimed to exhibit specific properties, in particular: (i) syntactic reciprocals are fully productive whereas lexical reciprocals have only limited productivity; […]