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Bilateral; two-sided; mutual; interchanged.

Reciprocal obligations are duties owed by one individual to another and vice versa. A reciprocal contract is one in which the parties enter into mutual agreements.

Reciprocal laws are statutes of one state that give rights and privileges to the citizens of another state if that state extends similar privileges to the citizens of the first state. A common example is the Reciprocal Enforcement of Support Act, which is a uniform law adopted in a majority of jurisdictions, by which a tribunal in the state where a wife or mother resides is able to commence proceedings for Child Support against a husband or father who resides in another state.


adjective alternating, bilateral, common, commutual, complemental, complementary, contingent, correlative, corresponding, give and take, interchangeable, interconnected, interdependent, interrelated, mutual, mutuus, parallel, reciprocative, requited, responded to, retaliative, retaliatory, retributive, returned, two-sided
Associated concepts: reciprocal agreements, reciprocal promises, reciprocal wills
See also: coequal, cognate, common, complement, correlate, correlative, counterpart, equivalent, related, same
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Cross OH-41 x WFTMS had maximum mean value in direct crosses whereas, L7-2 x WFTMS had maximum mean values in reciprocal crosses for 100-grains weight.
Differences in sterility phenotype between reciprocal crosses indicate the independence of incompatibilities in each reciprocal genotype (Orr 1995).
The medium-term growth and development of Chlamys farreri populations from China and Russia and their reciprocal crosses.
section]) Mean values of parents and reciprocal crosses for each fatty acid that have the same letter are not significantly different (LSD, p = 0.
We carried out reciprocal crosses between control lines and lines selected without hardening to examine the genetic basis of the correlated response in fecundity.
In this experiment, the two parental stocks the Indian and Chinese populations produced 4 crosses: 2 intrapopulation crosses (II and CC; I, Indian; C, Chinese) and 2 reciprocal crosses (IC and CI).
Quantitative genetically nonequivalent reciprocal crosses in cultivated plants.
1] plants derived from reciprocal crosses, indicating that resistance to imazamox is not cytoplasmically inherited.
A 2 x 2 factorial design was made between populations of D and G, resulting in 4 distinct groups: 2 reciprocal crosses H.
1] half seeds from reciprocal crosses as well as seeds from both parents were analyzed for fatty acid composition and the corresponding plants grown in a greenhouse in 1999.
2] progeny from 210 reciprocal crosses between individuals from two separate D.