"A mutual or cooperative relationship".
Reciprocity is, of course, possible only when the relationship is sufficiently repetitive.
Such a situation exists, for instance, in specifically connected neurons in neural networks, or in people interacting frequently with each others in groups of limited size.
It generally seems to be a pre-condition for the shaping of wider cooperation in social systems, human or other.
Reciprocity is of course a feedback, and can be positive as well as negative, in both senses of an acceleration or decelaration process, or its favorable or unfavorable results, in a psycho-sociological meaning. (See: A. RAPOPORT on Games theory, 1959)
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