Definition of reciprocator in US English:



  • See reciprocate

    • ‘In a few cases, information alone may be effective; in other cases, playing on our evolutionary history as social reciprocators may help.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘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.’