Reciprocal proportion


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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.
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Whereas, the raise that Ogra has sought points towards a reciprocal proportion which is evident from its slab-wise recommendations: 18% to 32% for the consumers falling in the first three slabs while 4% to 12% for those falling in the last three slabs.