reciprocation

noun re·cip·ro·ca·tion \ ri-ˌsi-prə-ˈkā-shən \
Updated on: 21 Mar 2018

Definition of reciprocation

1 a : a mutual exchange
b : a return in kind or of like value
2 : an alternating motion

reciprocative

play \ri-ˈsi-prə-ˌkā-tiv, -kə-\ adjective

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1561


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