coaction

noun
co·​ac·​tion | \ ˌkō-ˈak-shən How to pronounce coaction (audio) \
variants: or co-action
plural coactions or co-actions

Definition of coaction

: 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

First Known Use of coaction

1625, in the meaning defined above

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“Coaction.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/coaction. Accessed 26 May. 2020.

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