(Latin: reciprocus, turning back the same way, alternating; turning backward and forward; to give, to do, to feel, or to show in return)
2. A returning, usually for something given.
3. A mutual giving and receiving.
4. In prosthodontics, the means by which one part of an appliance is made to counter the effect created by another part.
Prosthodontics refers to a dental specialty concerned with the restoration and maintenance of oral function by the replacement of missing teeth and structures by artificial devices or prostheses.5. In electronics, a process by which a reciprocal impedance (or network) is derived from a given impedance (or network).
2. A cooperative interchange of favors or privileges; especially, the exchange of rights or privileges of trade between nations.
3. An arrangement in personal licensure whereby one jurisdiction accepts another jurisdiction's prior issuance of a license to practice medicine, and the individual is not required to demonstrate again through examination or otherwise that he or she meets minimum levels of competence required for a license.
4. An arrangement between governments whereby their nationals are entitled to certain stated medical care or other benefits on an agreed basis.
5. In anthropology, a system in which the exchange of goods is conducted within the groups of a society or community according to a prescribed ritual.
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Reciprocity in the news: "Talking tough on trade, Paris seeks 'reciprocity' "
The French agriculture minister Thursday (May 31, 2007) warned that France could use its veto powers to block a global trade deal that did not protect European agricultural interests.
The French minister, Christine Lagarde, said, "The need for reciprocity is imperative. We will not see a breakthrough in global trade talks until we see exact figures from the United States that show reciprocity and balance."