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reciprocaladjective

 us   /rɪˈsɪp·rə·kəl/ fml
operating for both, esp. ​equally or to a ​similardegree: They ​share a ​truly reciprocal ​relationship. Note: said about two people or things

reciprocalnoun [C]

 /rɪˈsɪp·rə·kəl/

reciprocal noun [C] (NUMBER)

mathematics a ​number that when ​multiplied by another ​numberresults in 1
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reciprocaladjective

uk   us   /rɪˈsɪp.rə.kəl/ formal
A reciprocal ​action or ​arrangementinvolves two ​people or ​groups of ​people who ​behave in the same way or ​agree to ​help each other and give each other ​advantages.
reciprocally
adverb uk   us   /-i/

reciprocalnoun [C]

uk   us   /rɪˈsɪp.rə.kəl/
a ​number that, when ​multiplied by another ​number, ​results in 1
(Definition of reciprocal from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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reciprocaladjective

uk   us   /rɪˈsɪprəkəl/ 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: a reciprocal ​arrangement/​agreement/​relationship We have ​agreed to ​exchangeinformation about our two ​companies, but strictly on a reciprocal ​basis.
reciprocally
adverb
We ​aim to ​establish reciprocally ​profitablerelations.
(Definition of reciprocal from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “reciprocal”
in Spanish Recíproco…
in Vietnamese lẫn nhau…
in Malaysian timbal balik…
in Thai ซึ่งกันและกัน…
in Chinese (Simplified) 相互的, 互惠的, 报答的…
in Turkish karşılıklı, iki taraflı…
in Russian взаимный, обоюдный…
in Indonesian resiprokal, timbal-balik…
in Chinese (Traditional) 相互的, 互惠的, 報答的…
in Polish wzajemny, obopólny…
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