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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)

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.

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."