Origin of reciprocal
Related Words for reciprocallysimultaneously, mutually, together, accordingly, cooperatively, collectively, unitedly, jointly, commonly, reciprocally, agreeably, alike, combined, inextricably, intimately, similarly, concurrently, coincidentally, companionably, concomitantly
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Historical Examples of reciprocally
The man is worth so much, his trade is worth the same; and reciprocally.Diderot and the Encyclopdists
Reciprocally: Is history, as many believe, the offspring of writing?The Civilization of Illiteracy
And reciprocally, why should they spare the property of him who spared it so little himself?The Man in the Iron Mask
Alexandre Dumas, Pere
This is done by articles agreed to, and reciprocally signed.The Pirates of Panama
A. O. (Alexandre Olivier) Exquemelin
Milly in the heart breeds Milly in the brain, And this reciprocally that again?The Eagle Cliff
Word Origin for reciprocal
1560s, with -al (1) + stem of Latin reciprocus "returning the same way, alternating," from pre-Latin *reco-proco-, from *recus (from re- "back;" see re-, + -cus, adjective formation) + *procus (from pro- "forward;" see pro-, + -cus. Related: Reciprocally. The noun meaning "that which is reciprocal" (to another) is from 1560s.
The number by which a given number must be multiplied to get a result of one. The reciprocal of one-half, for example, is two.