What is the difference between reciprocity and endorsement?
Each of these words has multiple meanings, some of which are similar, and others of which are not. Reciprocity may mean "a mutual exchange of privileges" and is often applied to things such as professional certification (neighboring states may have a reciprocal agreement so that certification a worker needs is applicable in each). Endorsement may mean "sanction, approval" or simply refer to "the act or process of endorsing."
Can reciprocity be mutual?
Reciprocal and mutual share a good deal of meaning; the former may be defined as "shared, felt, or shown by both sides," and the latter as "shared in common." Based on this semantic overlap some usage guides caution against using any form of the two words (mutually reciprocal, or mutual reciprocity) together, on the grounds that it is redundant.
Is reciprocity a noun or verb?
Reciprocity is a noun. The verb form of the word is reciprocate; the adjective is reciprocal, and the adverb is reciprocally.
the two nations agreed to give reciprocal work rights to each other's citizens, thus facilitating the daily border crossings of workers from both countries
Recent Examples on the Web
The reciprocal group of 39 Palestinian prisoners will be turned over the International Committee of the Red Cross as soon as the hostages are in Israeli hands, to Israeli and Palestinian officials.—Sarah Dadouch, Washington Post, 24 Nov. 2023 Addressing the room, Commerce Secretary Gina Raimondo said the vast majority of the U.S. trade and investment relationship with China is not affected by national security concerns and that the U.S. is committed to promoting reciprocal trade and investment in those areas.—Mithil Aggarwal, NBC News, 16 Nov. 2023 Five Rivers Distribution's partnership with the Arkansas and Missouri Railroad provides the port with reciprocal switching with three Class I railroads.—Aaron Gettinger, Arkansas Online, 4 Nov. 2023 Democrats appeared to pull a reciprocal effort to censure GOP Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene from consideration after the Tlaib vote.—Caitlin Yilek, CBS News, 1 Nov. 2023 Essays by an indigenous scientist offer lessons in reciprocal awareness between people and plants.—Becky Meloan, Washington Post, 18 Oct. 2023 Let others show up for you, let yourself be taken care of, and allow reciprocal relationships of all kinds to enter into your life.—Meghan Rose, Glamour, 1 Oct. 2023 Now, Japan and Brazil struck a reciprocal agreement that will take effect September 30 and will be valid for the next three years, wherein citizens of each country will be able to visit the other without obtaining a visa.—Charlie Hobbs, Condé Nast Traveler, 12 Sep. 2023 Windows, recurrent motifs in Petzold’s films, become potent symbols of Leon’s pining and self-loathing, indulging his curiosity while shielding him from the reciprocal trial of being seen.—Jasmine Liu, The New Republic, 4 Aug. 2023
For now, one hint that TKV may have an edge is that the reciprocals of the series of angles produced by the model, unlike those in the older model, follow a nearly periodic progression.—Quanta Magazine, 28 May 2019 See More
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Latin reciprocus returning the same way, alternating