non·​re·​cip·​ro·​cal | \ ˌnän-ri-ˈsi-prə-kəl How to pronounce nonreciprocal (audio) \

Definition of nonreciprocal

: not characterized by reciprocity : not reciprocal or reciprocating nonreciprocal systems nonreciprocal friendships

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Recent Examples on the Web Why would girls participate in nonreciprocal relationships? Time, "She Spent 2 Years Interviewing Young Men About Sex, Consent and Abuse. Here's Why She's Optimistic After #MeToo," 6 Jan. 2020

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First Known Use of nonreciprocal

1866, in the meaning defined above

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“Nonreciprocal.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 10 Jul. 2020.

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