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 ?
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.
and how merry he is this morning!' 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.
Summary: Ahmed Al-Ghamdi is inspiring netizens and bringing a smile on their face after his kind reciprocation surfaced.
These opportunities provide valuable experiences for LDAF employees, aid to other state and federal agencies and reciprocation of assistance, if needed.
The visit of the Qatari Emir Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani can be seen as a reciprocation of Prime Minister (PM) Imran Khan's earlier visit to Qatar in January this year.
"As always it is time for reciprocation and giving back to their loyal customers of 14 years who made the brand in the region a covetable one " stated Babju John, Managing Director, Sky Jewellery.
In my day it was the rule to greet someone with "How are you?" and they would respond with "Very well thank you, how are you?" Now you are lucky to get a sullen "Good" which offers no chance of reciprocation. We held open doors for those following, whereas nowadays you have to watch yourself when behind people to avoid a closing door breaking your nose.
In reciprocation, Mylene, treated the rapper to his favorite pasta dish, making his day already perfect.
During his address, Bilawal was critical of the prime minister's decision of "returning the Indian pilot so soon" and stressed it was done without "reciprocation from India or guarantees of de-escalation".