[ res-uh-pros-i-tee ]
/ ˌrɛs əˈprɒs ɪ ti /


a reciprocal state or relation.
reciprocation; mutual exchange.
the relation or policy in commercial dealings between countries by which corresponding advantages or privileges are granted by each country to the citizens of the other.

Origin of reciprocity

1760–70; < Latin reciproc(us) (see reciprocal) + -ity

Related forms

non·rec·i·proc·i·ty, noun Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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British Dictionary definitions for reciprocity


/ (ˌrɛsɪˈprɒsɪtɪ) /

noun plural -ities

reciprocal action or relation
a mutual exchange of commercial or other privileges

Word Origin for reciprocity

C18: via French from Latin reciprocus reciprocal
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