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reciprocal

(rĭ-sĭp′rə-kəl)
adj.
1. Physiology Of or relating to a neuromuscular phenomenon in which the excitation of one group of muscles is accompanied by the inhibition of another.
2. Genetics Of or designating a pair of crosses in which the male or female parent in one cross is of the same genotype or phenotype as the complementary female or male parent in the other cross.

re·cip′ro·cal′i·ty (-kăl′ĭ-tē), re·cip′ro·cal·ness (-kəl-nĭs) n.
re·cip′ro·cal·ly adv.
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reciprocal

(rĭ-sĭp′rō-kăl) [L. reciprocus, alternate]
Interchangeable.
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In his discussion on the semantic characteristics of the reciprocals, Kjellmer also emphasises the generally agreed plurality or 'non-singularity' of the antecedent noun.
Scrutiny of various mathematical tablets revealed the importance of computational methods based on reciprocals (1/x) and squares (x[super]2) of numbers.
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Not everyone in the insurance business knows or loves reciprocals, although agents and brokers can earn fees and commissions by working with them these days.
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