Definition of reciprocity in English:

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reciprocity

Pronunciation: /ˌresəˈpräsədē/

noun

The practice of exchanging things with others for mutual benefit, especially privileges granted by one country or organization to another.
Example sentences
  • We must oppose any trade rules based on even the most minimalist form of reciprocity in market access.
  • Furthermore, interpersonal relationships in Asia Pacific are based on reciprocity and return of favours.
  • Thus began a long correspondence and professional friendship based on reciprocity and shared artistic beliefs.

Origin

Mid 18th century: from French réciprocité, from réciproque, from Latin reciprocus 'moving backward and forward' (see reciprocate).

Words that rhyme with reciprocity

anfractuosity, animosity, atrocity, bellicosity, curiosity, fabulosity, ferocity, generosity, grandiosity, impecuniosity, impetuosity, jocosity, luminosity, monstrosity, nebulosity, pomposity, ponderosity, porosity, preciosity, precocity, religiosity, scrupulosity, sinuosity, sumptuosity, velocity, verbosity, virtuosity, viscosity

For editors and proofreaders

Syllabification: rec·i·proc·i·ty

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