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|(Math.)||a proportion such that, of four terms taken in order, the first has to the second the same ratio which the fourth has to the third, or the first has to the second the same ratio which the reciprocal of the third has to the reciprocal of the fourth. Thus, 2:5: :20:8 form a reciprocal proportion, because 2:5: :|
See also: Reciprocal
Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary, published 1913 by G. & C. Merriam Co.