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reciprocal

/re·cip·ro·cal/ (re-sip´ro-k'l″)
1. being equivalent or complementary.
2. inversely related; opposing.

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.

reciprocal

(rĭ-sĭp′rō-kăl) [L. reciprocus, alternate]
Interchangeable.

reciprocal

mathematically the reciprocal of x is 1/x. See also translocation.

reciprocal crosses
matings of two phenotypes in which both the male and the female of both phenotypes are crossed, usually to detect sex linkage.
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ii) RECIPROCAL constructions are grammatical means for the expression of symmetrical relations for any n-ary predicate and for at least one set of arguments A, with [absolute value of A] [greater than or equal to] 2; (5) it is a typical feature of such constructions that one of the arguments denotes a set A as specified above and that the basic argument structure of the relevant predicate is reduced or changed in such a way that not all argument positions are filled by referential expressions.
While reciprocal empowerment is not restricted to women, the book sets out to discover whether the concept of reciprocal empowerment is one widely practiced or preferred by women of different races.
As part of the agreement Reciprocal will promote and sell NetPD's technology, which is designed to find, identify and remove a client's material that has illegally been used on Internet sites, to copyright owners in the publishing, software and media sectors worldwide.
Reciprocal will provide digital clearinghouse and fulfillment services to HarperCollins in an English-language electronic publishing program.
Reciprocal will act as a virtual wholesaler and will protect, host and manage e-book content for the Modern Library, an imprint of the Random House Trade Group.
Under the terms of the agreement, Reciprocal will integrate Microsoft's DRM solution, including Microsoft's new Digital Asset Server (DAS) product, into its 24/7 Digital Clearinghouse infrastructure.
Reason: You write, "Modern Darwinian thought embraces both competition and reciprocal altruism, which is really a more technical term for cooperation.