interaction

noun

in·​ter·​ac·​tion ˌin-tər-ˈak-shən How to pronounce interaction (audio)
: mutual or reciprocal action or influence
interactional adjective

Examples of interaction in a Sentence

she guessed from the friendly interaction that they were close to the other parents in the organization
Recent Examples on the Web Train your employees to provide exceptional customer service as well, so that every interaction with your business leaves a positive impression. Melissa Houston, Forbes, 12 Feb. 2024 Making the trip with Ed this time is his girlfriend, Maureen Maguire, who has enjoyed getting to know Swift and had a lighthearted interaction with her shortly after meeting her. Sam Farmer, Los Angeles Times, 11 Feb. 2024 Even the mayor of Kansas City, Mo., Quinton Lucas, has noticed something different lately in his interactions with people outside of the Midwest. Julie Bosman, New York Times, 9 Feb. 2024 Gone are the windowless cabins and mandatory character interaction. K.j. Yossman, Variety, 8 Feb. 2024 It’s believed that arguments are more likely to happen on this day, so people will avoid social interactions and instead visit temples. Cnn.com Wire Service, The Mercury News, 8 Feb. 2024 Many doctors may simply decide the risk of drug interactions isn’t worth it. Kenya Hunter, Fortune Well, 7 Feb. 2024 These models deliver human-like interaction to security teams, making the digestion and analysis of complex, highly technical information significantly more accessible and much quicker. Sridhar Muppidi, Fortune, 7 Feb. 2024 Those looking to go deeper can book The Ranch Private experience, a weeklong personalized program with minimal interaction with other guests. Evie Carrick, Travel + Leisure, 7 Feb. 2024 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1832, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of interaction was in 1832

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Cite this Entry

“Interaction.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/interaction. Accessed 25 Feb. 2024.

Kids Definition

interaction

noun
in·​ter·​ac·​tion ˌint-ə-ˈrak-shən How to pronounce interaction (audio)
: the action or influence of people, groups, or things on one another
interactional
-shnəl How to pronounce interaction (audio)
-shən-ᵊl
adjective

Medical Definition

interaction

noun
in·​ter·​ac·​tion ˌint-ə-ˈrak-shən How to pronounce interaction (audio)
: mutual or reciprocal action or influence
interaction of the heart and lungs
interactional adjective

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