- I(New American Roget's College Thesaurus)II(Roget's IV) n.Syn. return, trade, mutual exchange, quid pro quo; see exchange 2 .III(Roget's Thesaurus II) noun The act of retaliating: counteraction, counterattack, counterblow, reprisal, requital, retaliation, retribution, revenge, tit lor tat, vengeance. Idioms: an eye for an eye, a tooth for a tooth, like for like, measure for meaiure. See ATTACK, FORGIVENESS.
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Reciprocation — may refer to* Reciprocation (motion), a type of oscillatory motion, as in the action of a reciprocating saw * Reciprocation (geometry), an operation in geometry related to circle inversion by which every point is transformed into a unique line… … Wikipedia
Reciprocation — Re*cip ro*ca tion (r[ e]*s[i^]p r[ o]*k[=a] sh[u^]n), n. [L. reciprocatio: cf. F. r[ e]ciprocation.] 1. The act of reciprocating; interchange of acts; a mutual giving and returning; as, the reciprocation of kindness. [1913 Webster] 2. Alternate… … The Collaborative International Dictionary of English
reciprocation — index exchange, interchange, mutuality, quid pro quo, reciprocity, reply, reprisal, retribution, revenge … Law dictionary
reciprocation — (n.) 1520s, from L. reciprocationem (nom. reciprocatio) retrogression, alternation, ebb, noun of action from pp. stem of reciprocare move back and forth, from reciprocus (see RECIPROCAL (Cf. reciprocal)) … Etymology dictionary
reciprocation — Reciprocation, ou Retour, Reciprocatio … Thresor de la langue françoyse
réciprocation — (ré si pro ka sion) s. f. 1° Action par laquelle on reçoit la pareille. • La réciprocation d idées dont on parle ne se trouve point dans la pratique des thèmes, DUMARS. Oeuv. t. I, p. 128. 2° Ancien terme de physique. Réciprocation du… … Dictionnaire de la Langue Française d'Émile Littré
reciprocation — noun a) The act of reciprocating; interchange of acts; a mutual giving and returning; as, the reciprocation of kindness. ... the same pendulum alwayes maketh its reciprocations in equall times. b) Alternate recurrence or action; as, the… … Wiktionary
reciprocation — /ri sip reuh kay sheuhn/, n. 1. an act or instance of reciprocating. 2. a returning, usually for something given. 3. a mutual giving and receiving. 4. the state of being reciprocal or corresponding. [1520 30; < L reciprocation (s. of… … Universalium
reciprocation — reciprocate ► VERB ▪ respond to (a gesture, action, or emotion) with a corresponding one. DERIVATIVES reciprocation noun … English terms dictionary
reciprocation — noun Date: 1561 1. a. a mutual exchange b. a return in kind or of like value 2. an alternating motion • reciprocative adjective … New Collegiate Dictionary
reciprocation — In prosthodontics, the means by which one part of an appliance is made to counter the effect created by another part. [L. reciprocare, pp. reciprocatus, to move back and forth] * * * re·cip·ro·ca·tion (re sip″ro kaґshən) [L.… … Medical dictionary