Reciprocity meaning

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Reciprocal state or relationship; mutual action, dependence, etc.
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A reciprocal relationship.
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A reciprocal condition or relationship.
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An agreement or relationship between states, or localities, where special advantages are bestowed upon citizens of A by B in exchange for similar advantages being bestowed on citizens of B by A. For example, State A may allow attorneys who are properly licensed in State B to become licensed in State A without taking a bar examination, if State B affords the same privilege to lawyers who are properly licensed in State A.
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The characteristic of being reciprocal, e.g. of a relationship between people.
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A relation of mutual dependence or action or influence.
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Reciprocity is mutual exchange in a relationship.

An example of reciprocity is a group of friends who always bring food or drink when they visit one another's homes.

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A mutual or cooperative interchange of favors or privileges, especially the exchange of rights or privileges of trade between nations.
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Mutual exchange; esp., exchange of special privileges between two countries, to the advantage of both, as mutual reduction of tariffs.
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(psychology) The responses of individuals to the actions of others.
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