# Reciprocal vs Residual - What's the difference?

reciprocal | residual |

## As adjectives the difference between

is that

## As nouns the difference between

is that

Of a feeling, action or such: mutual, uniformly felt or done by each party towards the other or others; two-way.
* Shakespeare
Mutually interchangeable.
* I. Watts
(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
(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.

## 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

### Adjective

(*-*)

*reciprocal''' love; '''reciprocal**duties*

*Let our***reciprocal**vows be remembered.

*These two rules will render a definition***reciprocal**with the thing defined.

#### Synonyms

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

(*en noun*)

*0.5 is the reciprocal of 2.*

#### Synonyms

* (*in arithmetic*) multiplicative inverse