Reciprocal

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1.

Maths.

The reciprocal of a number is 1 divided by that number.

For example, the reciprocal of 0.05 (5%) is 1 / 0.05 = 20.


2.

Reciprocal also refers to something done in return for the granting of a favourable treatment or other advantage, especially when the thing done in return is perceived as being of equal value, or symmetrical.


See also