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  1. [noun] something (a term or expression or concept) that has a reciprocal relation to something else; "risk is the reciprocal of safety"

  2. [noun] (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: multiplicative inverse

  3. [noun] hybridization involving a pair of crosses that reverse the sexes associated with each genotype
    Synonyms: cross

  4. [adjective] concerning each of two or more persons or things; especially given or done in return; "reciprocal aid"; "reciprocal trade"; "mutual respect"; "reciprocal privileges at other clubs"
    Synonyms: mutual

  5. [adjective] of or relating to or suggestive of complementation; "interchangeable electric outlets"
    Synonyms: complementary, interchangeable

  6. [adjective] of or relating to the multiplicative inverse of a quantity or function; "the reciprocal ratio of a:b is b:a"


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