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Definition of reciprocal
reciprocal - adj. of or relating to the multiplicative inverse of a quantity or function; concerning each of two or more persons or things; especially given or done in return; noun something (a term or expression or concept) that has a reciprocal relation to something else; hybridization involving a pair of crosses that reverse the sexes associated with each genotype; (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.
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