AskDefine | Define reciprocity

Dictionary Definition

reciprocity

Noun

1 a relation of mutual dependence or action or influence [syn: reciprocality]
2 mutual exchange of commercial or other privileges

User Contributed Dictionary

English

Noun

reciprocity
  1. a reciprocal relationship
  2. a relation of mutual dependence or action or influence
  3. the mutual exchange of rights, privileges or obligations between nations
  4. the responses of individuals to the actions of others

Extensive Definition

Reciprocity may refer to:

See also

  • Mutual assent in Contract law, sometimes called Reciprocity
  • Symbiosis, an interaction between two organisms living together in more or less intimate association
  • Reciprocal
reciprocity in German: Reziprozität
reciprocity in French: Réciprocité

Synonyms, Antonyms and Related Words

accord, accordance, affinity, agape, agreement, alternation, amity, balance, battledore and shuttlecock, bipartisanship, bonds of harmony, brotherly love, caritas, cement of friendship, charity, coaction, coadjuvancy, coadministration, coagency, cochairmanship, codirectorship, coequality, collaboration, collaborativeness, collectivism, collusion, commensalism, common effort, common enterprise, communalism, communion, communism, communitarianism, community, community of interests, commutation, compatibility, complicity, concert, concord, concordance, concurrence, congeniality, cooperation, cooperativeness, corelation, correlation, correlativism, correlativity, correspondence, counterchange, cross fire, duet, duumvirate, ecumenicalism, ecumenicism, ecumenism, empathy, equilibrium, equipollence, equivalence, esprit, esprit de corps, exchange, feeling of identity, fellow feeling, fellowship, frictionlessness, give-and-take, good vibes, good vibrations, happy family, harmony, identity, interchange, intermutation, interplay, inverse proportion, inverse ratio, inverse relationship, joining of forces, joint effort, joint operation, kinship, lex talionis, like-mindedness, love, mass action, measure for measure, morale, mutual admiration, mutual assistance, mutual support, mutual transfer, mutualism, mutuality, octet, oneness, peace, permutation, pooling, pooling of resources, proportionality, pulling together, quartet, quid pro quo, quintet, rapport, rapprochement, reciprocality, reciprocation, relativity, retaliation, septet, sextet, sharing, solidarity, something for something, symbiosis, symmetry, sympathy, symphony, synergism, synergy, team spirit, teamwork, tit for tat, transposal, transposition, trio, triumvirate, troika, understanding, union, unison, united action, unity
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