Meaning of reciprocal

Definition of reciprocal

(adj) 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"
of or relating to the multiplicative inverse of a quantity or function; "the reciprocal ratio of a:b is b:a"
(noun) something (a term or expression or concept) that has an inverse relation to something else; "risk is the reciprocal of safety"
(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
hybridization involving a pair of crosses that reverse the sexes associated with each genotype

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