co·​ac·​tion ˌkō-ˈak-shən How to pronounce coaction (audio)
variants or co-action
plural coactions or co-actions
: joint or concurrent action
To be sure, in a prophetic paper the British mathematician Yule (1902: 234-235) had suggested that continuous variation might be due to the coaction of multiple factors.Ernst Mayer

Word History

First Known Use

1625, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of coaction was in 1625

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“Coaction.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 19 May. 2024.

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