1. In a reciprocal manner; so that each affects the other, and is equally affected by it; interchangeably; mutually.
These two particles do reciprocally affect each other with the same force. --Bentley.
2. Math. In the manner of reciprocals.
Reciprocally proportional Arith. & Alg., proportional, as two variable quantities, so that the one shall have a constant ratio to the reciprocal of the other.
adv 1: (often followed by `for') in exchange or in reciprocation;
"gave up our seats on the plane and in return received
several hundred dollars and seats on the next plane
out"; "we get many benefits in return for our taxes"
[syn: in return]
2: in a mutual or shared manner; "the agreement was mutually
satisfactory"; "the goals of the negotiators were not
reciprocally exclusive" [syn: mutually]
3: in an inverse or contrary manner; "inversely related";
"wavelength and frequency are, of course, related
reciprocally"- F.A.Geldard [syn: inversely]