Definition of reciprocation
1a : a mutual exchangeb : a return in kind or of like value
2 : an alternating motion
reciprocativeplay \-ˈsi-prə-ˌkā-tiv, -kə-\ adjective
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Reciprocation is a nice gesture in any circumstance.
The consummate Washington official immediately flicked his hand away, in what was either an instinctive recoil or an attempt to course-correct a potentially awkward display of reciprocation.
Putin’s reaction cut against a long practice of reciprocation on diplomatic expulsions, and came after his foreign minister had vowed that there would be reprisals against the United States.
Satisfying reciprocation doesn’t have to be tit-for-tat.
Hart found that individuals would rarely produce more than two egg parcels consecutively before switching roles to ensure reciprocation from their partner.
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