Adjective: reciprocal ri'si-pru-kul- Concerning each of two or more persons or things; especially given or done in return
"reciprocal aid"; - mutual - Of or relating to the multiplicative inverse of a quantity or function
"the reciprocal ratio of a:b is b:a" Noun: reciprocal ri'si-pru-kul- Something (a term, expression or concept) that has an inverse relation to something else
"risk is the reciprocal of safety" - (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
- multiplicative inverse - Hybridization involving a pair of crosses that reverse the sexes associated with each genotype
- reciprocal cross
Derived forms: reciprocals See also: bilateral, correlative, interactional, interactive, inverse, reciprocative, reciprocatory, trilateral Type of: cross, crossbreeding, crossing, hybridisation [Brit], hybridising [Brit], hybridization, hybridizing, interbreeding, inverse, opposite, reciprocality, reciprocity Antonym: nonreciprocal Encyclopedia: Reciprocal |