reciprocal pronoun
noun Date: 1755 a pronoun (as each other) used when its referents are predicated to bear the same relationship to one another

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  • Reciprocal pronoun — The reciprocal pronouns in English are one another and each other . Together with the reflexive pronouns myself , yourself , ourselves , yourselves , and others they are classified as anaphors.Reciprocity is the broader concept, of which… …   Wikipedia

  • reciprocal pronoun — noun a pronoun or pronominal phrase (as each other ) that expresses a mutual action or relationship between the individuals indicated in the plural subject The sentence They cared for each other contains a reciprocal pronoun • Hypernyms: ↑pronoun …   Useful english dictionary

  • reciprocal pronoun — noun a pronoun referring to an antecedent in the plural, and expressing a mutual relation The English reciprocal pronouns are each other and one another …   Wiktionary

  • reciprocal pronoun — mutual pronoun …   English contemporary dictionary

  • reciprocal — [ri sip′rə kəl] adj. [< L reciprocus, returning, reciprocal < * reco prokos, backwards and forwards < * recos (< re , back + * cos < ?) + IE * proko , ahead (> Gr proka, forthwith) < base * pro , forward, ahead + AL] 1. done …   English World dictionary

  • Pronoun — ExamplesSidebar|35% * I love you. * She turned and stared at them. * That reminds me of something. * Who says so? * Take it or leave it (Impersonal pronoun).In linguistics and grammar, a pronoun is a pro form that substitutes for a (including a… …   Wikipedia

  • Reciprocal (grammar) — A reciprocal is a linguistic structure that marks a particular kind of relationship between two noun phrases. In a reciprocal construction, each of the participants occupies both the role of agent and patient with respect to each other. For… …   Wikipedia

  • reciprocal — [rɪ sɪprək(ə)l] adjective 1》 given, felt, or done in return. 2》 (of an agreement or arrangement) bearing on or binding two parties equally. 3》 Grammar (of a pronoun or verb) expressing mutual action or relationship. 4》 (of a course or bearing)… …   English new terms dictionary

  • reciprocal — ► ADJECTIVE 1) given, felt, or done in return. 2) (of an agreement or arrangement) bearing on or binding two parties equally. 3) Grammar (of a pronoun or verb) expressing mutual action or relationship (e.g. each other, they kissed). ► NOUN… …   English terms dictionary

  • reciprocal — reciprocality, reciprocalness, n. reciprocally, adv. /ri sip reuh keuhl/, adj. 1. given or felt by each toward the other; mutual: reciprocal respect. 2. given, performed, felt, etc., in return: reciprocal aid. 3. corresponding; matching;… …   Universalium

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