reciprocation


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re·cip·ro·ca·tion

 (rĭ-sĭp′rə-kā′shən)
n.
1. An alternating back-and-forth movement.
2. The act or fact of reciprocating; interchange.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.reciprocation - the act of making or doing something in return
getting even, paying back, return - a reciprocal group action; "in return we gave them as good as we got"
2.reciprocation - alternating back-and-forth movement
movement, motility, motion, move - a change of position that does not entail a change of location; "the reflex motion of his eyebrows revealed his surprise"; "movement is a sign of life"; "an impatient move of his hand"; "gastrointestinal motility"
3.reciprocation - mutual interaction; the activity of reciprocating or exchanging (especially information)
interaction - a mutual or reciprocal action; interacting
reciprocity - mutual exchange of commercial or other privileges
cross-fertilisation, cross-fertilization - interchange between different cultures or different ways of thinking that is mutually productive and beneficial; "the cross-fertilization of science and the creative arts"
dealings, traffic - social or verbal interchange (usually followed by `with')

reciprocation

noun
The act of retaliating:
Idioms: an eye for an eye, a tooth for a tooth, like for like , measure for measure .
Translations

reciprocation

[rɪˌsɪprəˈkeɪʃən] Nreciprocidad f, correspondencia f
there was no reciprocation of his generositysu generosidad no fue correspondida

reciprocation

n
(of help, kindness)Erwiderung f (→ of +gen), → Revanche f(of für)
(Tech) → Hin und Her nt; (of pistons)Auf und Ab nt
References in classic literature ?
He would have recoiled still more had he been aware that her attachment rose unsolicited, and was bestowed where it awakened no reciprocation of sentiment; for the minute he discovered its existence he laid the blame on Heathcliff's deliberate designing.
Le Quoi resumed his seat with a polite reciprocation in his mirth.
Now those things in which a city should be one are of different sorts, and in preserving an alternate reciprocation of power between these, the safety thereof consists (as I have already mentioned in my treatise on Morals), for amongst freemen and equals this is absolutely necessary; for all cannot govern at the same time, but either by the year, or according to some other regulation or time, by which means every one in his turn will be in office; as if the shoemakers and carpenters should exchange occupations, and not always be employed in the same calling.
He approached the child, and stooped to take his hand; but, on seeing that his caresses were likely to produce tears and lamentations, instead of a reciprocation of friendly demonstrations, he prudently drew back.
It was true that Gazan evidenced a considerable reciprocation of Tarzan's fondness for him, even preferring him to his own surly sire; but to Teeka the little one turned when in pain or terror, when tired or hungry.
The frequency of reciprocation was controlled by the voltage controller and the amplitude at the point of connection of the crank to the rotating shaft.
We have been committed to a political settlement for a long time, but unfortunately, we have not found any reciprocation.
In reciprocation, the former French president, Nicolas Sarkozy, paid an official visit to Kuwait in 2009, thus bolstering the strategic partnership between the two countries.
He said rehabilitation and reconstruction in FATA were the main priorities of the government and the tribesmen should be given due honour in the reciprocation of their sacrifices for motherland.
Tribesmen should be given due honour in the reciprocation of their sacrifices during the operation Zarb-e-Azb, Governor added.
The valveless function is accomplished by the synchronous rotation and reciprocation of the ceramic piston within a precisely mated ceramic liner.