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Synonyms for reciprocal
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  1. reciprocaladjective

    inverted, inverse, cross, opposite, mutual, two-way, converse, contrary

  2. reciprocaladjective

    Of a feeling, action or such: mutual, uniformly felt or done by each party towards the other or others; two-way.

    0.5 is the reciprocal of 2.

    converse, contrary, inverse, cross, inverted, opposite, two-way, mutual

  3. reciprocalnoun

    Something that is contrary or opposite.

    inverted, inverse, opposite, contrary, cross, converse, mutual, two-way

  4. reciprocalnoun

    multiplicative, inverse

English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. reciprocal

    That is common to which two or more persons have the same or equal claims, or in which they have equal interest or participation; in the strictest sense, that is mutual (Latin mutare, to change) which is freely interchanged; that is reciprocal in respect to which one act or movement is met by a corresponding act or movement in return; we speak of our common country, mutual affection, reciprocal obligations, the reciprocal action of cause and effect, where the effect becomes in turn a cause. Many good writers hold it incorrect to say "a mutual friend," and insist that "a common friend" would be more accurate; but "common friend" is practically never used, because of the disagreeable suggestion that attaches to common, of ordinary or inferior. "Mutual friend" has high literary authority (of Burke, Scott, Dickens, and others), and a considerable usage of good society in its favor, the expression being quite naturally derived from the thoroughly correct phrase mutual friendship.

    common, correlative, interchangeable, joint, mutual

    detached, disconnected, dissociated, distinct, disunited, separate, separated, severed, sundered, unconnected, unreciprocated, unrequited, unshared

Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. reciprocal

    alternate, interchanged, mutual, interchangeable, reflexive

    one-sided, unreciprocated, unreturned

Princeton's WordNet

  1. reciprocalnoun

    something (a term or expression or concept) that has a reciprocal relation to something else

    "risk is the reciprocal of safety"

    reciprocal cross, multiplicative inverse

    unanswered, unreciprocated, direct, nonreciprocating, unrequited, nonreciprocal

  2. multiplicative inverse, reciprocalnoun

    (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

    reciprocal cross, multiplicative inverse

    unreciprocated, nonreciprocal, unanswered, unrequited, direct, nonreciprocating

  3. reciprocal cross, reciprocaladjective

    hybridization involving a pair of crosses that reverse the sexes associated with each genotype

    reciprocal cross, multiplicative inverse

    unreciprocated, unrequited, nonreciprocal, nonreciprocating, unanswered, direct

  4. reciprocal, mutualadjective

    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"

    mutual, common

    nonreciprocal, direct, nonreciprocating, unanswered, unrequited, unreciprocated

  5. reciprocaladjective

    of or relating to the multiplicative inverse of a quantity or function

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


    unanswered, nonreciprocal, nonreciprocating, direct, unrequited, unreciprocated

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Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. reciprocaladjective

    mutual, correlative

  2. reciprocaladjective


PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases for "reciprocal":

    mutual, reciprocity, two-way, mutually-beneficial

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How to use reciprocal in a sentence?

  1. Defense Secretary James Mattis:

    I think The European Union's still premature to call The European Union a trade war, because as The European Union starts maturing, you know there is always give and take on these things, and so what we are looking for is fair and reciprocal trade.

  2. Imran Khan:

    Pakistan also retains the reciprocal right to retaliate... against acts of terror against Pakistan.

  3. J. D. Salinger:

    Many men have been just as troubled morally and spiritually as you are right now. Happily, some of them kept records of their troubles. You'll learn from them--if you want to. Just as someday, if you have something to offer, someone will learn something from you. It's a beautiful reciprocal arrangement. And it isn't education. It's history. It's poetry.

  4. Defense Secretary James Mattis:

    We can't have 2 percent on imported cars and another nation have a 10 percent tax on our cars when they are imported to their country. We are looking for reciprocal trade.

  5. Louis K. Anspacher:

    Marriage is that relation between man and woman in which the independence is equal, the dependence mutual, and the obligation reciprocal.

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