from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. An alternating back-and-forth movement.
- n. The act or fact of reciprocating; interchange.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. The act of reciprocating; interchange of acts; a mutual giving and returning; as, the reciprocation of kindness.
- n. Alternate recurrence or action; as, the reciprocation of the sea in the flow and ebb of tides; oscillation.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. The act of reciprocating; interchange of acts; a mutual giving and returning.
- n. Alternate recurrence or action.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A going back and forth; alternation of movement.
- n. The act of reciprocating; interchange of acts; a mutual giving and returning: as, the reciprocation of kindnesses.
- n. In logic, the relation of two propositions each the converse of the other.
- n. The process of taking the reciprocal (of a curve, proposition, or quantity).
- n. In geometry, the correlation of two reciprocal figures. See reciprocal, a., 4.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. the act of making or doing something in return
- n. alternating back-and-forth movement
- n. mutual interaction; the activity of reciprocating or exchanging (especially information)
The concept of "free riding" emphasizes the fact that traditional offline institutions expect and require reciprocation from the majority of their members for their continued existence.
I feel that an after luncheon speaker should reciprocate as best he may and the only thing I can do, by way of reciprocation is to get on with my subject.
If he’s been and continues to be good to you, reciprocation is the honorable thing to do.
He really believes in nature, and values life for the power of what Johnson calls reciprocation of benevolence.
There's been a genuine reciprocation, which is an essential element of any good exchange.
It does seem that some kind of reciprocation is in order.
It was just the kind of reciprocation toward your fellow man the Bible demands.
A person might feel suspicious when you hand him a flower, for example, because he might think you're trying to invoke the very strong psychological phenomenon of "reciprocation": When someone gives you something or does something for you, you feel you must reciprocate.
First, in subsequent negotiations and interactions, we can be more cognizant of the techniques that the sales people were using; "Oh, this is the 'reciprocation' technique, don't feel that you need to reciprocate.
He sought from the start to improve relations with Washington although later he grew frustrated at the lack of reciprocation.