Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of noun reciprocal

3 senses of reciprocal

Sense 1

reciprocal -- (something (a term or expression or concept) that has a reciprocal relation to something else; "risk is the reciprocal of safety")

=> reciprocality, reciprocity -- (a relation of mutual dependence or action or influence)

Sense 2

multiplicative inverse, reciprocal -- ((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)

=> inverse, opposite -- (something inverted in sequence or character or effect; "when the direct approach failed he tried the inverse")

Sense 3

reciprocal cross, reciprocal -- (hybridization involving a pair of crosses that reverse the sexes associated with each genotype)

=> hybridization, hybridisation, crossbreeding, crossing, cross, interbreeding, hybridizing -- ((genetics) the act of mixing different species or varieties of animals or plants and thus to produce hybrids)

Antonyms of adj reciprocal

2 senses of reciprocal

Sense 1

reciprocal (vs. nonreciprocal), mutual -- (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")

nonreciprocal (vs. reciprocal) -- (not reciprocal)

=> nonreciprocating -- (not moving alternately forward and backward)

=> unanswered, unreciprocated, unrequited -- (not returned in kind; "unrequited (unanswered) love")

Sense 2

reciprocal -- (of or relating to the multiplicative inverse of a quantity or function; "the reciprocal ratio of a:b is b:a")

INDIRECT (VIA inverse) -> direct -- (similar in nature or effect or relation to another quantity; "a term is in direct proportion to another term if it increases (or decreases) as the other increases (or decreases)")

Similarity of adj reciprocal

2 senses of reciprocal

Sense 1

reciprocal (vs. nonreciprocal), mutual -- (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")

=> bilateral -- (affecting or undertaken by two parties; "a bilateral agreement between the United States and Japan")

=> trilateral -- (involving three parties; "trilateral talks")

=> correlative -- (expressing a reciprocal or complementary relation; "correlative conjunctions")

=> interactional, interactive -- (capable of acting on or influencing each other)

=> reciprocative, reciprocatory -- (moving alternately backward and forward)

=> reciprocative, reciprocatory -- (given or done or owed to each other)

Sense 2

reciprocal -- (of or relating to the multiplicative inverse of a quantity or function; "the reciprocal ratio of a:b is b:a")

=> inverse (vs. direct) -- (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)")