Meaning of “reciprocal” in the English Dictionary

"reciprocal" in American English

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us /rɪˈsɪp·rə·kəl/ fml

operating for both, esp. equally or to a similar degree:

They share a truly reciprocal relationship.
Note: said about two people or things

reciprocalnoun [ C ]


reciprocal noun [ C ] (NUMBER)

mathematics a number that when multiplied by another number results in 1

(Definition of “reciprocal” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

"reciprocal" in Business English

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uk /rɪˈsɪprəkəl/ us formal

involving two people or organizations who agree to help each other by behaving in the same way or by giving each other similar advantages:

We have agreed to exchange information about our two companies, but strictly on a reciprocal basis.

We aim to establish reciprocally profitable relations.

(Definition of “reciprocal” from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)