Definition of Reciprocation

1. Noun. The act of making or doing something in return.

Generic synonyms: Getting Even, Paying Back, Return
Derivative terms: Reciprocate



2. Noun. Alternating back-and-forth movement.
Generic synonyms: Motility, Motion, Move, Movement
Derivative terms: Reciprocate

3. Noun. Mutual interaction; the activity of reciprocating or exchanging (especially information).
Exact synonyms: Give-and-take, Interchange
Generic synonyms: Interaction
Specialized synonyms: Reciprocity, Cross-fertilisation, Cross-fertilization, Dealings, Traffic
Derivative terms: Interchange, Reciprocate

Definition of Reciprocation

1. n. The act of reciprocating; interchange of acts; a mutual giving and returning; as, the reciprocation of kindnesses.

Definition of Reciprocation

1. Noun. The act of reciprocating; interchange of acts; a mutual giving and returning; as, the reciprocation of kindness. ¹

2. Noun. Alternate recurrence or action; as, the reciprocation of the sea in the flow and ebb of tides; oscillation. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Reciprocation

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Medical Definition of Reciprocation

1. In prosthodontics, the means by which one part of an appliance is made to counter the effect created by another part. Origin: L. Reciprocare, pp. Reciprocatus, to move back and forth (05 Mar 2000)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Reciprocation

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Literary usage of Reciprocation

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1. An Introduction to the Ancient and Modern Geometry of Conics: Being a by Charles Taylor (1881)
"269), who investigated their properties by the method of reciprocation. ... Compare the longer method of double reciprocation by which Booth establishes the ..."

2. A Course of Plane Geometry for Advanced Students by Clement Vavasor Durell (1910)
"Prove by reciprocation and projection : a variable conic is inscribed in a ... We proceed to consider a special case of reciprocation, arising when the ..."

3. An Elementary Treatise on Pure Geometry with Numerous Examples by John Wellesley Russell (1905)
"Generalization by reciprocation. 14. If we first generalize a given theorem by ... This process is called Generalizing by Projection and reciprocation, ..."

4. An Elementary Treatise on Modern Pure Geometry by Robert Lachlan (1893)
"reciprocation applied to metrical propositions. 291. ... Let 0 be the centre of the circle of reciprocation, and let p denote the perpendicular distance ..."

5. Solid Geometry by Percival Frost (1886)
"Let the equation of the surface be F(x, y, z) = 0, (1), (a, /3, 7) the origin of reciprocation S, the equation of a tangent plane may be written I (a;-a) + ..."

6. A Treatise on the Analytical Geometry of the Point, Line, Circle, and Conic by John Casey (1893)
"When the reciprocating conic is a circle, its centre is called the centre of reciprocation. The following results will be evident from a diagram :— 1°. ..."

7. An Elementary Treatise on Solid Geometry by Charles Smith (1886)
"As an example of reciprocation take the theorem:— " If two of the ... As another example of reciprocation take the theorem:— " A straight line is drawn to ..."

8. An Elementary Treatise on Solid Geometry: By Charles Smith by Charles Smith (1884)
"As an example of reciprocation take the theorem:— "If two of the ... As another example of reciprocation take the theorem:— "A straight line is drawn to cut ..."

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