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# Reciprocal vs Residual - What's the difference?

reciprocal | residual |

## As adjectives the difference between reciprocal and residual

is that reciprocal is of a feeling, action or such: mutual, uniformly felt or done by each party towards the other or others; two-way while residual is of, relating to, or remaining as a residue; left over.

## As nouns the difference between reciprocal and residual

is that reciprocal is (arithmetic) of a number, the number obtained by dividing 1 by the given number; the result of exchanging the numerator and the denominator of a fraction while residual is a remainder left over at the end of some process.

# reciprocal

## English

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• Of a feeling, action or such: mutual, uniformly felt or done by each party towards the other or others; two-way.
• reciprocal''' love; '''reciprocal duties
• * Shakespeare
• Let our reciprocal vows be remembered.
• Mutually interchangeable.
• * I. Watts
• These two rules will render a definition reciprocal with the thing defined.
• (grammar) Reflexive; applied to pronouns and verbs, but sometimes limited to pronouns that express mutual action.
• (math) Used to denote different kinds of mutual relation; often with reference to the substitution of reciprocals for given quantities.
• contrary or opposite
• #### Synonyms

* mutual, two-way * contrary, opposite, converse, inverse, inverted, cross * See also

### Noun

(en noun)
• (arithmetic) Of a number, the number obtained by dividing 1 by the given number; the result of exchanging the numerator and the denominator of a fraction.
• 0.5 is the reciprocal of 2.

#### Synonyms

* (in arithmetic) multiplicative inverse