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reciprocal
as in:  reciprocal numbers


the reciprocal ratio of a:b is b:a
  inversely related — especially one of a pair of numbers whose product is 1; e.g., 1/5 is the reciprocal of 5
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reciprocal reciprocally reciprocals
Strongly Associated with:   reciprocity, reciprocate
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  • the reciprocal ratio of a:b is b:a
  • risk is the reciprocal of safety
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Associated words [difficulty]:   reciprocal [7] , reciprocity [8] , reciprocate [4]
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