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reciprocal

1. Maths of or relating to a number or quantity divided into one
2. Navigation denoting a course or bearing that is 180? from the previous or assumed one
3. Maths a number or quantity that when multiplied by a given number or quantity gives a product of one

Reciprocal

 

a number whose product with a given number is equal to 1. For example, 5 and 1/5 are mutually reciprocal, as are —2/3 and —3/2. For any number a that is not equal to 0 there exists the reciprocal 1/a.

reciprocal

[ri′sip·rə·kəl]
(mathematics)
The reciprocal of a number A is the number 1/ A.
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Specifically, we used Bandura's (1986) social cognitive model of triadic reciprocality as the basis for exploring how the three interacting elements of (a) external environmental factors (contextual barriers and supports), (b) personal attributes (e.
In a classroom setting, the factors in the triadic reciprocality (personal, behavioural and environmental factors), typically interact (Bandura, 1997; Schunk, Pintrich, & Meece, 2010).
The links between educational achievement and non-cognitive characteristics (such as interest in learning and self-evaluation) have been research objects for a long time: reports have been written analyzing the reciprocality of attitudinal characteristics (e.
In turn, the personal attachment will result in concerns about the welfare of partners, the feeling of reciprocality and reciprocal forbearance, (Child and Mollering 2003).