OTHER WORDS FROM reciprocitynon·rec·i·proc·i·ty, noun
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What does reciprocity mean?
Reciprocity is a relation or state in which two people or groups perform mutual or corresponding actions based on the actions of the other.
The related verb reciprocate means to do something in response to an action in a way that corresponds or is somehow equivalent to that action. Such actions or relations can be described as reciprocal. The word reciprocation refers to an act of reciprocating—or a specific instance of it—and can be used as a synonym for reciprocity in some cases.
Reciprocity often refers to a mutual exchange. Between people, this can be an exchange of things like effort or affection. But the word is especially used to refer to a reciprocal relationship between two countries involving mutual policies or aid. Two countries that engage in reciprocity may extend certain advantages or privileges to each other’s citizens, or may require certain obligations required by the other country, such as document fees.
Example: Most diplomatic relations are based on reciprocity.
Where does reciprocity come from?
The first records of the word reciprocity come from the mid-1700s. It comes from the Latin reciprocus, meaning “alternating” or “reciprocal.”
Reciprocity is most commonly associated with relationships between countries involving mutual benefits or policies that apply to the citizens of both. It’s also a less common way to say reciprocation—the act of matching what’s given, especially in personal relationships. In all senses of the word, the thing being reciprocated can be either positive or negative.
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What are some other forms related to reciprocity?
- nonreciprocity (noun)
- reciprocate (verb)
What are some synonyms for reciprocity?
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How is reciprocity used in real life?
Reciprocity is a somewhat formal word. Acts of reciprocity can be either positive or negative.
In such momentous times a dis-united kingdom must rapidly rediscover age-old virtues of empathy, solidarity across borders, reciprocity between nations and co-operation rather than conflict. https://t.co/hOkt0lmQ2G
— Gordon & Sarah Brown (@OfficeGSBrown) August 12, 2019
I’m not gonna lie, reciprocity is important to me. I do things out of love but I still expect you to match the energy.
— Oshun of Evangelista (@__MJDr) July 23, 2020
Maybe if y'all treated women better you'd get some reciprocity. That's just my take tho
— mrs. baby (@aychkbri) July 26, 2020
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Reciprocity is only used in the context of personal relationships.
How to use reciprocity in a sentence
In the spirit of reciprocity, Windmill wants us to make money too.Horizon Media agencies ply new ground with incentive-based deals tied to compensation|Michael Bürgi|July 30, 2021|Digiday
It is a beautiful system of informal mutual aid, of unspoken reciprocity between strangers with a shared mission of reaching a distant destination.
With the same setup, we should see reciprocity with other dogs.Would dogs return the favor if you gave them treats? It’s complicated|Betsy Mason|July 14, 2021|Science News
More reliable than any human, and reciprocity is not an issue.A Gift Guide 4 Teens Who Already Own Everything Anyone Could Ever Own|Eugene Robinson|July 9, 2021|Ozy
The Baltimore Museum of Art last week unveiled a new brand that, like the National Gallery’s, uses bold colors and a new logo to reinforce its commitment to “social justice, equity, reciprocity, and artistic excellence.”The National Gallery is back. And it’s done being subtle about its brand and mission.|Peggy McGlone|May 13, 2021|Washington Post
Revisiting the soul music of Womack is a good first step to rescuing the reciprocity necessary for real intimacy.Bobby Womack’s Sexual Democracy: The Late Soul Legend Preached Mutual Pleasure|David Masciotra|June 29, 2014|DAILY BEAST
The ethic of reciprocity lies at its center: Do unto others as you would have them do unto you.
So to have these exchanges, the reciprocity has been marvelous.
This was inconvenient, so I can see why the gun lobby wants a national concealed-carry-permit reciprocity law.‘Stupid,’ ‘Immoral,’ ‘Dangerous,’ ‘Coward’: My Month With a Gun|Heidi Yewman|July 22, 2013|DAILY BEAST
The U.S. has transferred seven prisoners to Russia over the last two years, Kerry said, and the U.S. expects reciprocity.U.S. Threatens Russia With Retaliation on Edward Snowden|Josh Rogin|June 24, 2013|DAILY BEAST
When there, he became convinced of the great importance of reciprocity to the people of the island.History of Prince Edward Island|Duncan Campbell
In official circles reciprocity was sought as a homeopathic cure for the desire for annexation.
Laurier would not go so far, and the policy of unrestricted reciprocity was made the official programme in 1888.
The Liberals, with their policy of unrestricted reciprocity, seemed destined to reap the advantage of this rising tide of feeling.
Time and again she had sought reciprocity, only to have her proposals rejected, often with contemptuous indifference.