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1. reciprocal

adjective. ['rɪˈsɪprəkəl'] concerning each of two or more persons or things; especially given or done in return.

Synonyms

  • bilateral
  • correlative
  • mutual
  • reciprocative
  • reciprocatory
  • interactional
  • interactive

Antonyms

  • right triangle
  • unilateral
  • asymmetrical
  • unrelated

Etymology

  • reciprocus (Latin)

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Words that Rhyme with Reciprocal

  • abascal
  • acoustical
  • aeronautical
  • aeronautical
  • agrochemical
  • allegorical
  • alphabetical
  • analytical
  • anarchical
  • anatomical
  • anatomical
  • anthropological
  • antithetical
  • apolitical
  • archaeological
  • archeological
  • astrological
  • astronautical
  • astronomical
  • asymmetrical

Example sentences of the word reciprocal


1. Adjective
Connect the wire harness connections from the aftermarket stereo to their reciprocal connections on the car.

2. Noun, singular or mass
It is also the reciprocal of inductance.

Quotes containing the word reciprocal


1. I like to believe that love is a reciprocal thing, that it can't really be felt, truly, by one.
- Sean Penn

2. Very different from eros is philia, a serene love much more akin to friendship, with its reciprocal kindnesses. You love each other for the happy experiences and pleasures you share.
- Francois Lelord

3. Locating friendship at the heart of mission involves certain assumptions -- that reconciliation with God is something for which every human being is made and relationships are reciprocal.
- Christopher Heuertz, Friendship at the Margins: Discovering Mutuality in Service and Mission

2. reciprocal-inhibition_therapy

noun. a method of behavior therapy based on the inhibition of one response by the occurrence of another response that is mutually incompatible with it; a relaxation response might be conditioned to a stimulus that previously evoked anxiety.

Synonyms

  • behavior therapy
  • reciprocal inhibition

3. reciprocal

noun. ['rɪˈsɪprəkəl'] hybridization involving a pair of crosses that reverse the sexes associated with each genotype.

Synonyms

  • crossbreeding
  • crossing
  • hybridization
  • hybridisation
  • reciprocal cross
  • hybridizing
  • interbreeding

Antonyms

  • antagonistic
  • good-natured
  • lengthwise
  • uncross

Etymology

  • reciprocus (Latin)

4. reciprocal

noun. ['rɪˈsɪprəkəl'] (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.

Synonyms

  • inverse
  • opposite

Antonyms

  • forward
  • synonym
  • same

Etymology

  • reciprocus (Latin)

5. reciprocal

adjective. ['rɪˈsɪprəkəl'] of or relating to the multiplicative inverse of a quantity or function.

Antonyms

  • oblique triangle

Etymology

  • reciprocus (Latin)

6. reciprocal

noun. ['rɪˈsɪprəkəl'] something (a term or expression or concept) that has a reciprocal relation to something else.

Synonyms

  • reciprocity

Antonyms

  • unreciprocated
  • unanswered

Etymology

  • reciprocus (Latin)
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