Definition of interaction in English:


Line breaks: inter|action
Pronunciation: /ɪntərˈakʃ(ə)n


[mass noun]
1Reciprocal action or influence: ongoing interaction between the two languages
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  • There is no human contact, just interaction between text and the reader.
  • Influences may change over time, and interaction between them is negative and positive.
  • There is a lot of interaction between boys and girls, rural kids and town kids and also the parents.
1.1 Physics A particular way in which matter, fields, and atomic and subatomic particles affect one another, e.g. through gravitation or electromagnetism.
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  • It is the quantum theory that describes the interaction between light and electric and magnetic forces.
  • Physics is the science which deals with properties and interactions of matter and energy.
  • The protons are set in motion and, being charged, they again deposit energy through electrical interactions.



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  • My personal interactional style doesn't always translate well in just writing.
  • On an interactional level, stability is observed relative to social relationships.
  • These concerns are not speaker or listener-centred, but are shared by both speaker and listener; international communication is interactional, and meaning must be negotiated.

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