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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 ?
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.
Le Quoi resumed his seat with a polite reciprocation in his mirth.
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.
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.
My approach to reciprocation differs from that of other critics because I insist that the distinction between transactions that admit the operation of self-interest and those that refuse it must be respected--indeed, it should be emphasized, for it underlies the whole code of reciprocation.
The six principles are reciprocation, consistency and commitment, social proof, liking, authority and scarcity.
function by emphasizing its active reciprocation in the mind of the reader.
If, however, Harlow's observations are correct, if it is true that a mother's natural maternal instinct intensifies greatly only when there is a kind of reciprocation from her baby, the implication is clear.
Motion can be one-pass or continuous reciprocation along the x axis with indexing in the y axis to achieve square S shape or square O shape motion.
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They also said that upon reaching India, they willrequest the Indian authorities to release Pakistani prisoners in reciprocation, as a gesture of goodwill.