reciprocation: the mutual process of adaptation, one to the other, as when the behavior of a person of one sex adapts itself to the behavior of the other. Synonym complementation.

Dictionary of Sexology Project: Main Index

Re*cip`ro*ca"tion (?), n. [L. reciprocatio: cf. F. reciprocation.]

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.

Sir T. Browne.

 

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