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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


Short "hint"

Done, given, or felt equally by both sides. Also: Inversely related; opposite.

Usage examples (41)
  • Marriage is that relation . . . in which the independence is equal, the dependence mutual, and the obligation reciprocal.
  • The reciprocal ratio of a:b is b:a
  • Risk is the reciprocal of safety
  • reciprocal aid for more
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