Definition of Interaction

1. Noun. A mutual or reciprocal action; interacting.

Generic synonyms: Action
Specialized synonyms: Interplay, Contact, Give-and-take, Interchange, Reciprocation
Derivative terms: Interact, Interactional

2. Noun. (physics) the transfer of energy between elementary particles or between an elementary particle and a field or between fields; mediated by gauge bosons.

Definition of Interaction

1. n. Intermediate action.

Definition of Interaction

1. Noun. The situation or occurrence in which two or more objects or events act upon one another to produce a new effect; the effect resulting from such a situation or occurrence. ¹

2. Noun. A conversation or exchange between people. ¹

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Definition of Interaction

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Medical Definition of Interaction

1. The quality, state or process of (two or more things) acting on each other. This entry appears with permission from the Dictionary of Cell and Molecular Biology (11 Mar 2008)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Interaction

inter alia
inter nos
inter partes
inter vivos trust
interaction (current term)
interaction design
interaction process analysis
interaction space
interaction spaces
interactive fiction
interactive fictions
interactive multimedia
interactive multimedia system
interactive whiteboard

Literary usage of Interaction

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1. Science by American Association for the Advancement of Science (1883)
"We assume, therefore, that specific recognition of an antigen can occur only through an interaction between that antigen and antibody. ..."

2. Journal of the American Chemical Society by American Chemical Society (1893)
"BOTH in theoretical and industrial chemistry one of the most frequent operations consists in the interaction between liquids and gases. ..."

3. Calcutta Review by University of Calcutta (1844)
"Social interaction is the basic social process represented in ... In the interaction network, the expectations and influences of people on each other rather ..."

4. Permafrost: Second International Conference, July 13-28, 1973 : USSR by Frederick J. Sanger, Peter J. Hyde (1978)
"The interaction of the foundation with the surrounding heaving ground is caused by the presence of surface action between them and also variation of the ..."

5. Introduction to Psychological Theory by Borden Parker Bowne (1887)
"interaction OF SOUL AND BODY. ALL but materialists distinguish between soul and body ; and this fact gives rise to a special set of questions concerning ..."

6. Theism by Borden Parker Bowne (1902)
"In that case we should have to remind him, first, that interaction is really ... A necessary interaction of mutually independent things is a contradiction. ..."

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