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  • WordNet 3.6
    • n reciprocality a relation of mutual dependence or action or influence
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Reciprocality The quality or condition of being reciprocal; reciprocalness.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n reciprocality The state or character of being reciprocal.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Reciprocality the state or quality of being reciprocal: mutual return
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  • Samuel Johnson
    “Life cannot subsist in society but by reciprocal concessions.”
  • Washington Irving
    “Love is never lost. If not reciprocated, it will flow back and soften and purify the heart.”
  • Louis K. Anspacher
    Louis K. Anspacher
    “Marriage is that relation between man and woman in which the independence is equal, the dependence mutual, and the obligation reciprocal.”


Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
L. reciprocus.


In literature:

Indeed, this reciprocity provision is more than an offer.
"A Compilation of the Messages and Papers of the Presidents, Volume IX." by Benjamin Harrison
Such reciprocity is an incident and result of the firm establishment and preservation of our present economic policy.
"Compilation of the Messages and Papers of the Presidents" by Theodore Roosevelt
Important reciprocal conventions have also been concluded with France and with the Argentine Republic.
"Messages and Papers of William McKinley V.2." by William McKinley
The dog reciprocated these attentions with a devotion and a gratitude which were human in their intensity and depth.
"The Redemption of David Corson" by Charles Frederic Goss
The only reciprocity which it can ever introduce between such states is the reciprocity of evil.
"Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine, No. 341, March, 1844, Vol. 55" by Various
Reciprocity seemed to amuse him greatly.
"Mr. Pat's Little Girl" by Mary F. Leonard
The primary and secondary parts of a train of irritative actions may reciprocally affect each other in four different manners.
"Zoonomia, Vol. I" by Erasmus Darwin
A reciprocation of courtesies which the sight-loving Africans hailed with clapping of hands.
"The Piazza Tales" by Herman Melville
You must reciprocate his love.
"Life and Labors of Elder John Kline, the Martyr Missionary" by John Kline
The seed of each sort is kept separate by the natives, who assert that they will not grow reciprocally.
"The History of Sumatra" by William Marsden
Reciprocally, it is in M. Comte's opinion essential, that all directors of labour should be rich.
"August Comte and Positivism" by John-Stuart Mill
It may be rhetorical, but it is not true, that justice will make a man happy in a society where it is not reciprocated.
"Practical Essays" by Alexander Bain
Upon that plane we find them to be complementary and reciprocal.
"The Vitalized School" by Francis B. Pearson
The action of the desk and book is reciprocal.
"Lectures on Language" by William S. Balch
Evelina reciprocated Benassis' love, but her parents opposed the match.
"Repertory Of The Comedie Humaine, Complete, A -- Z" by Anatole Cerfberr and Jules François Christophe
You may be sure that we shall not be forgetful when it is possible to reciprocate.
"Boy Scouts in the North Sea" by G. Harvey Ralphson
They perceived the importance of the American trade, and of a reciprocity in trade between the two countries.
"Washington and the American Republic, Vol. 3." by Benson J. Lossing
The new House was called together on October 19th for the purpose of ratifying the reciprocity treaty, and the Hon.
"Wilmot and Tilley" by James Hannay
A final novelty, reciprocity, was the favorite scheme of the Secretary of State.
"The New Nation" by Frederic L. Paxson
The soldiers of each vieing in reciprocity, as with "a union of hearts and a union of hands" with fragrant flowers they bedeck historic sod.
"Shadow and Light" by Mifflin Wistar Gibbs

In poetry:

My friends will me forget;
But why should I regret?
Nor human love nor hate
I then reciprocate.
"Of Death And Life" by Alfred Gibbs Campbell
"I doubt it not," said John, "and I
Reciprocate the feeling,
And here, with one despairing cry,
I kneel, and love you, kneeling."
"John And Jane" by Thomas Frederick Young
Reciprocal visits were often,
He slept with me, I slept with him,
Talked till near dawn of daylight,
With fluent and scholarly Tim.
"Tim" by Jared Barhite
OUR hero felt a thousand times more blessed
Than when he first the beauteous fair caressed;
For when a flame reciprocal is raised,
The bliss redoubles, and by all is praised.
"Richard Minutolo" by Jean de La Fontaine
Theft is theft and raid is raid
Though reciprocally made.
Lovers, the conclusion is
Doubled sighs and jealousies
In a single heart that grieves For lost honour among thieves.
"The Thieves" by Robert Graves
Who seek a friend should come dispos’d
To exhibit, in full bloom disclos’d,
The graces and the beauties
That form the character he seeks,
For ‘tis a union that bespeaks
Reciprocated duties.
"Friendship" by William Cowper

In news:

Engineering R&D: The power of reciprocal motion.
In the dance for customers, companies seek waltz partners willing to offer reciprocal deals.
It appears an income tax reciprocity agreement between Minnesota and Wisconsin will not be in place for 2013.
No chance of reciprocity .
The University President says changing the Minnesota-Wisconsin reciprocity agreement would raise another $5 million in annual revenue for the university.
The WaveOne single-file reciprocating system.
In light of the Washington Post 's Pulitzer-worthy piece today on Mitt Romney's time in high school, conservatives decided to reciprocate and dig a little into the president's past.
Cincinnati Council could end tax reciprocity.
Barring reciprocity, dual memberships are needed to avoid hefty fees.
Passengers would see reciprocal frequent flyer benefits and shared access to both airlines' airport lounges for elite passengers.
Though Iran expressed willingness to compromise on key demands, by refusing to ease sanctions, the P5+1 nations offered no meaningful reciprocity, derailing the possibility of a deal with Tehran.
From Homicidal Threat to Reciprocal Caring.
If, as expected, the British Horseracing Authority reciprocates the ban, Dettori would be back in time for Royal Ascot in June.
And, because what's a hug unless it's reciprocated, the huggee can check his or her phone to see who reached out, and can then hug back--provided the original hugger is wearing a vest, too, of course.
The change means Web sites will not be able to automate the import of a user's Google contacts into their own database, unless they reciprocate the exchange.

In science:

The arguments of these operators are spatial vectors determined by the reciprocal lattice associated with the Fourier components of the density.
Anlaytic mean-field Hall crystal solution at nu=1/3: composite fermion like sub-bands and correlation effects
The shortest reciprocal lattice vectors of the three lattices were shown in Fig.5 (a) and (b) and (c) respectively.
Mutual Composite Fermion and composite Boson approaches to balanced and imbalanced bilayer quantum Hall system: an electronic analogy of the Helium 4 system
They are the two shortest reciprocal lattice vectors generating a 1 dimensional lattice embedded in a 2 dimensional system.
Mutual Composite Fermion and composite Boson approaches to balanced and imbalanced bilayer quantum Hall system: an electronic analogy of the Helium 4 system
In the randomized setting, the reciprocal of the exponent in 1/ε behaves for large r like r + ρ, while the lower bound depends on r + ρ + 1/2.
Randomized and Quantum Algorithms Yield a Speed-Up for Initial-Value Problems
When the system is inhomogeneous, the translational invariance is broken and a solution in the reciprocal space is no longer possible.
Scaling of the spin stiffness in random spin-1/2 chains : Crossover from pure-metallic behaviour to random singlet-localized regime
Other models explore reciprocal interactions among nodes embedded in a network.
Random Networks with Tunable Degree Distribution and Clustering
Note that in some studies the S´ersic shape parameter is defined as the reciprocal 1/n.
Evidence for a warm ISM in Fornax dEs - II. FCC032, FCC206 and FCCB729
Let X ∼ Bin(n, p), then we have the following two tail bounds: Lemma A.1 (Chernoff-H¨offding bounds for reciprocals).
The spectrum of a random geometric graph is concentrated
Reciprocally, large random matrices became an important source of examples of operators algebras.
Large deviations and stochastic calculus for large random matrices
It means that the reciprocal vector field is the initial field turned on π/2.
On universality of conductivity of planar random self-dual systems
It means that ˜σ is inversed to σ and the coordinate axis of the reciprocal system are turned on π/2.
On universality of conductivity of planar random self-dual systems
The most interesting case is when a reciprocal system has the same statistical or/and geometrical properties.
On universality of conductivity of planar random self-dual systems
The self-reciprocal systems include the continuous media and RRN model on self-reciprocal networks.
On universality of conductivity of planar random self-dual systems
This system is self-reciprocal in the above sense and its effective conductivity satisfies the SRR (and IR) (17) ().
On universality of conductivity of planar random self-dual systems
We will call symmetrical self-reciprocal systems as self-dual (SD) systems.
On universality of conductivity of planar random self-dual systems