Definition of reciprocal adjective from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



BrE BrE//rɪˈsɪprəkl//
; NAmE NAmE//rɪˈsɪprəkl//
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involving two people or groups who agree to help each other or behave in the same way to each other The two colleges have a reciprocal arrangement whereby students from one college can attend classes at the other. a reciprocal relationship between citizens and the state Anita had a reciprocal arrangement with her brother—each would take care of the other’s children if the need arose. Word Originlate 16th cent.: from Latin reciprocus (based on re- ‘back’ + pro- ‘forward’) + -al.
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