### Definition of Reciprocation

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

**2.**

*Noun.*Alternating back-and-forth movement.

**3.**

*Noun.*Mutual interaction; the activity of reciprocating or exchanging (especially information).

**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

**1.** [n -S]

### 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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### Literary usage of Reciprocation

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

**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 ..."