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reciprocation

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EtymologyEdit

reciprocate +‎ -ion

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

reciprocation (plural reciprocations)

  1. The act of reciprocating; interchange of acts; a mutual giving and returning; as, the reciprocation of kindness.
  2. Alternate recurrence or action; as, the reciprocation of the sea in the flow and ebb of tides; oscillation.
    • 1662 Thomas Salusbury, Galileo's Dialogue Concerning the Two Chief World Systems, Dialogue 2:
      ... the same pendulum alwayes maketh its reciprocations in equall times.

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