reciprocal


Also found in: Dictionary, Thesaurus, Medical, Legal, Wikipedia.

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
Collins Discovery Encyclopedia, 1st edition © HarperCollins Publishers 2005
The following article is from The Great Soviet Encyclopedia (1979). It might be outdated or ideologically biased.

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.

The Great Soviet Encyclopedia, 3rd Edition (1970-1979). © 2010 The Gale Group, Inc. All rights reserved.

reciprocal

[ri′sip·rə·kəl]
(mathematics)
The reciprocal of a number A is the number 1/ A.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
References in periodicals archive ?
The Inter-American Treaty of Reciprocal Assistance, also known as the Rio Pact or the Rio Treaty, was signed in 1947 by the majority of American countries.
have benefited from the reciprocal measure, said MOFA in January.
Trump said the Reciprocal Trade Act would help to solve the problem once and for all.
But Newcastle and Watford have come up with a reciprocal deal which will mutually benefit Magpies and Hornets fans in the next two and a half months, according to the Hertfordshire side's website.
The reciprocal letters were signed at the Planning and International Cooperation Commission on Thursday.
"There is no agreement on reciprocal recognition of diplomas between Kyrgyzstan and Turkey.
"Without more detail from the Government about how exactly it intends to maintain reciprocal healthcare arrangements or provide a suitable replacement, this report argues that we should not take the future of UK-EU reciprocal healthcare for granted.
Objective: To determine the in-hospital outcome in patients with and without reciprocal electrocardiographic changes presenting with acute inferior wall myocardial infarction.
President Donald Trump's threat to use a "reciprocal tax" on major trading partners - including Korea - seems to be a political slogan that goes against World Trade Organization (WTO) regulations, experts say.
This Article introduces the reciprocal exchange, a type of insurance company that operates without any meaningful use of a legal entity.
Global Banking News-September 21, 2017--Chile central bank revokes Venezuela reciprocal credit line
THERESA May has insisted that warnings the NHS could face a bill of PS1bn every year if expats needed to be treated in Britain after Brexit show she was right not to give away rights to EU citizens without a reciprocal deal in place.