Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • In a reciprocal manner; with reciprocating action or effect; alternatingly; interchangeably; correspondingly.
  • In a reciprocal ratio or proportion; inversely.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • adverb In a reciprocal manner; so that each affects the other, and is equally affected by it; interchangeably; mutually.
  • adverb (Math.) In the manner of reciprocals.
  • adverb (Arith. & Alg.) proportional, as two variable quantities, so that the one shall have a constant ratio to the reciprocal of the other.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • adverb In a reciprocal manner; by way of returning (e.g. a favour, insult, etc).

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adverb in a mutual or shared manner
  • adverb (often followed by `for') in exchange or in reciprocation
  • adverb in an inverse or contrary manner

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