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Definition 1: hybridization involving a pair of crosses that reverse the sexes associated with each genotype - [noun denoting act]

Synonyms for reciprocal in the sense of this definition

(reciprocal is a kind of ...) (genetics) the act of mixing different species or varieties of animals or plants and thus to produce hybrids

Definition 2: (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 - [noun denoting linkdef]

Synonyms for reciprocal in the sense of this definition

(reciprocal is a kind of ...) something inverted in sequence or character or effect

"when the direct approach failed he tried the inverse"

(reciprocal belongs to category ...) a science (or group of related sciences) dealing with the logic of quantity and shape and arrangement

Definition 3: something (a term or expression or concept) that has an inverse relation to something else - [noun denoting linkdef]

Samples where reciprocal or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • risk is the reciprocal of safety

(reciprocal is a kind of ...) a relation of mutual dependence or action or influence

Definition 4: concerning each of two or more persons or things; especially given or done in return - [adjective denoting all]

Samples where reciprocal or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • reciprocal aid
  • reciprocal trade
  • mutual respect
  • reciprocal privileges at other clubs

Synonyms for reciprocal in the sense of this definition

(reciprocal is similar to ...) affecting or undertaken by two parties

"a bilateral agreement between the United States and Japan"

(reciprocal is similar to ...) involving three parties

"trilateral talks"

(reciprocal is similar to ...) expressing a reciprocal or complementary relation

"correlative conjunctions"

(reciprocal is similar to ...) capable of acting on or influencing each other

(reciprocal is similar to ...) moving alternately backward and forward

(reciprocal is similar to ...) given or done or owed to each other

Definition 5: of or relating to the multiplicative inverse of a quantity or function - [adjective satellite denoting all]

Samples where reciprocal or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • the reciprocal ratio of a:b is b:a

(reciprocal is similar to ...) opposite in nature or effect or relation to another quantity

"a term is in inverse proportion to another term if it increases (or decreases) as the other decreases (or increases)"

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