noun Date: 1832 mutual or reciprocal action or influence • interactional adjective

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  • interaction — [ ɛ̃tɛraksjɔ̃ ] n. f. • 1876; de inter et action ♦ Action réciproque. ⇒ interdépendance. Interaction sociale. ♢ Phys. Deux corps en interaction. ⇒ 1. action, réaction. Interactions de gravitation, électromagnétiques, nucléaires. Interaction forte …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • interaction — UK US /ˌɪntərˈækʃən/ noun [C or U] ► a situation where two or more people or things communicate with each other or react to each another: interaction between sb and sb »There s not enough interaction between the management and the workers.… …   Financial and business terms

  • Interaction — In ter*ac tion, n. 1. Intermediate action. [1913 Webster] 2. Mutual or reciprocal action or influence; as, the interaction of the heart and lungs on each other. [1913 Webster] 3. Hence: (Physics) The effect, such as exertion of a force, that one… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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  • interaction — 1812, from INTER (Cf. inter ) + ACTION (Cf. action) …   Etymology dictionary

  • interaction — [in΄tərak′shən] n. action on each other; reciprocal action or effect interactional adj …   English World dictionary

  • Interaction — For other uses, see Interaction (disambiguation). Interaction is a kind of action that occurs as two or more objects have an effect upon one another. The idea of a two way effect is essential in the concept of interaction, as opposed to a one way …   Wikipedia

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  • interaction */*/ — UK [ˌɪntərˈækʃ(ə)n] / US [ˌɪntərˈækʃən] noun [countable/uncountable] Word forms interaction : singular interaction plural interactions 1) the activity of being with and talking to other people, and the way that people react to each other… …   English dictionary

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