**Reciprocal: English to English** |

**Reciprocal** *(a.)* Done by each to the other; interchanging or interchanged; given and received; due from each to each; mutual; as, reciprocal love; reciprocal duties. |

**Reciprocal** *(a.)* Mutually interchangeable. |

**Reciprocal** *(a.)* Recurring in vicissitude; alternate. |

**Reciprocal** *(a.)* Reflexive; -- applied to pronouns and verbs, but sometimes limited to such pronouns as express mutual action. |

**Reciprocal** *(a.)* Used to denote different kinds of mutual relation; often with reference to the substitution of reciprocals for given quantities. See the Phrases below. |

**Reciprocal** *(n.)* That which is reciprocal to another thing. |

**Reciprocal** *(n.)* The quotient arising from dividing unity by any quantity; thus, / is the reciprocal of 4; 1/(a +b) is the reciprocal of a + b. The reciprocal of a fraction is the fraction inverted, or the denominator divided by the numerator. |