Definition of reciprocator in English:


Pronunciation /-ˌkātər/


See reciprocate

‘Sociobiology shows that individuals who acted in altruistic ways, especially toward kin and reciprocators, were over the long run more successful in Darwinian terms than were their more stingy counterparts.’
  • ‘In a few cases, information alone may be effective; in other cases, playing on our evolutionary history as social reciprocators may help.’
  • ‘Voluntary payments promote what is in effect, indiscriminatory pricing, assuming reciprocators can choose the size of their gift.’
  • ‘The upper compartments of the mill contain, in the center, the main millstones and, to the right, a reciprocator working a flour sifter, each of them powered by a horizontal waterwheel.’