Definition of reciprocity noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



BrE BrE//ˌresɪˈprɒsəti//
; NAmE NAmE//ˌresɪˈprɑːsəti//
[uncountable] (formal)
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a situation in which two people, countries, etc. provide the same help or advantages to each other Word Originmid 18th cent.: from French réciprocité, from réciproque, from Latin reciprocus ‘moving backwards and forwards’ (based on re- ‘back’ + pro- ‘forward’).
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: reciprocity