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RECIPROCATION

 Dictionary entry overview: What does reciprocation mean? 

RECIPROCATION (noun)
  The noun RECIPROCATION has 3 senses:

1. the act of making or doing something in return
2. alternating back-and-forth movement
3. mutual interaction; the activity of reciprocating or exchanging (especially information)

  Familiarity information: RECIPROCATION used as a noun is uncommon.


 Dictionary entry details 


RECIPROCATION (noun)


Sense 1reciprocation [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

The act of making or doing something in return

Classified under:

Nouns denoting acts or actions

Hypernyms ("reciprocation" is a kind of...):

getting even; paying back; return (a reciprocal group action)


Sense 2reciprocation [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Alternating back-and-forth movement

Classified under:

Nouns denoting acts or actions

Hypernyms ("reciprocation" is a kind of...):

motility; motion; move; movement (a change of position that does not entail a change of location)


Sense 3reciprocation [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

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

Classified under:

Nouns denoting acts or actions

Synonyms:

interchange; give-and-take; reciprocation

Hypernyms ("reciprocation" is a kind of...):

interaction (a mutual or reciprocal action; interacting)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "reciprocation"):

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)

dealings; traffic (social or verbal interchange (usually followed by 'with'))


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