interaction

noun
in·​ter·​ac·​tion | \ ˌin-tər-ˈak-shən How to pronounce interaction (audio) \

Definition of interaction

: mutual or reciprocal action or influence

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Other Words from interaction

interactional \ ˌin-​tər-​ˈak-​shnəl How to pronounce interactional (audio) , -​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 next steps are to make more meaningful daily interactions that don't cost money, like volunteering. Elizabeth Gulino, House Beautiful, "This is What's Actually Keeping You From KonMari'ing Your House," 3 Apr. 2019 Although reports surfaced that Jordyn allegedly moved out of Kylie's home, and that the model would no longer be permitted to work with the family, a recent Instagram interaction may have provided some hint of a reconciliation. Lauren Rearick, Teen Vogue, "Jordyn Woods's Mom Elizabeth Woods Commented on Kylie Jenner's Instagram," 3 Apr. 2019 There is no other proof of their coupling aside from a few small interactions of social media, but those alone are pretty telling. Carolyn Twersky, Seventeen, "Who is Romeo Beckham? Everything You Need to Know About Millie Bobby Brown's Possible New Boyfriend," 19 Mar. 2019 Wartime Polish-Jewish interaction was marked both by heroism and horror, predominantly... WSJ, "The History of the Jews in Poland Is Complex," 7 Mar. 2019 Let’s avoid any jalapeño/genital interactions or similar mishaps, people. Sophie Saint Thomas, SELF, "Is Bleeding Normal After Anal Sex?," 23 Feb. 2019 Joyous level design and an adorable cast of cooing characters might look just as good on a flat screen, but Astro Bot wins out by infusing its satisfying, Mario-caliber levels and puzzles with comfortable, natural VR interactions. Kyle Orland, Ars Technica, "Ars Technica’s best games of 2018," 24 Dec. 2018 Changes to the Facebook apps Zuckerberg said that Facebook is basing its evolution on several principles: private interactions, encryption, reducing permanence, safety, interoperability, and securing data storage. Mark Hachman, PCWorld, "Zuckerberg, Facebook commit to building 'privacy focused platform,' dodging ads and fake news," 6 Mar. 2019 The requests focus on the president’s business dealings, his interactions with Russia—both... Rebecca Ballhaus, WSJ, "Document Requests Show House Panel’s Areas of Interest in Trump Probe," 4 Mar. 2019

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First Known Use of interaction

1832, in the meaning defined above

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10 Apr 2019

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The first known use of interaction was in 1832

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interaction

noun
in·​ter·​ac·​tion | \ ˌin-tər-ˈak-shən How to pronounce interaction (audio) \

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 How to pronounce interaction (audio) \

Medical Definition of interaction

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

Other Words from interaction

interactional \ -​shnəl, -​shən-​ᵊl How to pronounce interactional (audio) \ adjective

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