Complete Definition of "reciprocal"

English

Pronunciation
audio|en-us-reciprocal.ogg|Audio (US)

Adjective
reciprocal notcomp

  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

Synonyms
mutual, two-way
converse, inverse, inverted, cross

Translations

trans-top|done by each of two people towards the other
Danish: reciprok
French: réciproque m and f
German: gegenseitig
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Portuguese: recíproco m, recíproca f
Spanish: mutuo
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trans-top|In the contrary or opposite way
German: entgegengesetzt, umgekehrt
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Spanish: al revés
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Noun
en-noun

  1. arithmetic Of a number, the number obtained by dividing 1 by the given number; the result of exchange|exchanging the numerator and the denominator of a fraction.

#:0.5 is the reciprocal of 2.

Synonyms
(in arithmetic): multiplicative inverse

Translations

trans-top|in mathematics
Finnish: käänteisluku
French: inverse#French|inverse f
German: Kehrwert m
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Japanese: JAchar|éæ° (gyakusÅ«)
Chinese: åæ°
Portuguese: recíproca f
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Related terms
reciprocity

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