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Definition of "reciprocal" []

  • Concerning each of two or more persons or things. (adjective)
  • Interchanged, given, or owed to each other: reciprocal agreements to abolish customs duties; a reciprocal invitation to lunch. (adjective)
  • Performed, experienced, or felt by both sides: reciprocal respect. (adjective)
  • Interchangeable; complementary: reciprocal electric outlets. (adjective)
  • Grammar Expressing mutual action or relationship. Used of some verbs and compound pronouns. (adjective)
  • Of, relating to, or designating something given by each of two people, countries, etc, to the other; mutual (adjective)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

  • Given or done in return (adjective)
  • (of a pronoun) indicating that action is given and received by each subject; for example, each other in the sentence they started to shout at each other (adjective)
  • Of or relating to a number or quantity divided into one (adjective)
  • Denoting a course or bearing that is 180° from the previous or assumed one (adjective)
  • Something that is reciprocal (noun)
  • A number or quantity that when multiplied by a given number or quantity gives a product of one (noun)

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Use "reciprocal" in a sentence
  • "In what they described as a reciprocal move, pro-government Sunni forces partially lifted their border blockade on the main road link between Beirut and Damascus."
  • "WOERTH: Right now, the new security director says that there's no limitations on what we call reciprocal jump seating."
  • "WOERTH: Right now, the new security directives has additional limitations on what we call reciprocal jump seating."