interaction

noun
in·ter·ac·tion | \ˌin-tər-ˈak-shən \

Definition of interaction 

: mutual or reciprocal action or influence

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Other Words from interaction

interactional \ˌin-tər-ˈak-shnəl, -shə-nᵊl \ adjective

Synonyms & Antonyms for interaction

Synonyms

commerce, dealings, intercourse, relation

Antonyms

nonintercourse

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Examples of interaction in a Sentence

she guessed from the friendly interaction that they were close to the other parents in the organization

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The reasons for the constraints on Kushner's intelligence access are unclear, including whether they are related to the ongoing special counsel investigation, which has examined his interactions with foreign officials. Carol D. Leonnig, Anchorage Daily News, "Limits still remain on security clearance for Trump son-in-law Kushner," 13 July 2018 But Neidert said his experience pitching with the major-league team in the spring was invaluable as were his interactions with the Marlins pitchers. Andre C. Fernandez, miamiherald, "This pitching prospect picked up valuable insights this spring from Marlins' starters," 9 July 2018 Beyond broadly denying the allegations, Hill did not provide his own characterization of his interactions with Candelaria Reardon at the bar that night. Kaitlin Lange, Indianapolis Star, "'I stand before you a condemned man,': AG Curtis Hill says he's been unfairly judged," 9 July 2018 The past eight years in the life of Vincent Tan and his interactions with Cardiff City F.C. perfectly epitomise this issue. SI.com, "From Hero to Villain to Hero Again: The Vincent Tan Journey," 8 July 2018 And even in the face of withering criticism, Comey has been largely consistent in his telling of his interactions with Mr. Trump in his memos, his book and numerous press interviews he's given in recent months. CBS News, "Report: Trump's lawyers blast Comey as "Machiavellian" in memo to Mueller," 7 July 2018 And even in the face of withering criticism, Comey has been largely consistent in his telling of his interactions with Trump in his memos, his book and numerous press interviews he's given in recent months. Eric Tucker And Chad Day, chicagotribune.com, "Trump lawyers call Comey 'Machiavellian' in confidential memo to Mueller," 7 July 2018 Police and Oakley gave widely differing descriptions of their interaction. Justin Fenton, baltimoresun.com, "Federal prosecutors seek release of admitted drug dealer in more Gun Trace Task Force fallout," 5 July 2018 Multiple fireworks executives in the United States and China refer to Ding and Huayang interchangeably, saying their interactions with the company largely revolved around his decision making. Damian Paletta And Emily Rauhala, latimes.com, "How one Chinese businessman became the largest fireworks supplier in the U.S.," 3 July 2018

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First Known Use of interaction

1832, in the meaning defined above

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interaction

noun
in·ter·ac·tion | \ˌin-tər-ˈak-shən \

Kids Definition of interaction

1 : the act of talking or doing things with other people Board games encourage interaction.

2 : the action or influence of things on one another interaction of the heart and lungs

interaction

noun
in·ter·ac·tion | \ˌint-ə-ˈrak-shən \

Medical Definition of interaction 

: mutual or reciprocal action or influence interaction of the heart and lungs

Other Words from interaction

interactional \-shnəl, -shən-ᵊl \ adjective

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