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 interaction (audio) , -​shə-​nᵊl \ adjective

Synonyms & Antonyms for interaction

Synonyms

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
Recent Examples on the Web Interrupt the interaction between the offender and their target. Steven P. Dinkin, San Diego Union-Tribune, 6 June 2021 Each will be a challenge, and the interaction of the two will require managers to test their assumptions, adapt, and re-test. Bill Conerly, Forbes, 5 June 2021 Unsurprisingly, folks seeing the moment on YouTube loved the candid interaction. Selena Barrientos, Good Housekeeping, 4 June 2021 But Schoemann posted about the interaction on his Facebook page. Emiliano Tahui Gómez, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, 3 June 2021 The report studies that incident, including the video that accompanied the interaction. New York Times, 3 June 2021 Since the interaction, O'Neal says Walmart managers have called her to apologize and have assured her that the employee who accused her of stealing has been fired. Briana Rice, The Enquirer, 3 June 2021 The moment passed, but Nagasu continued to dwell on the interaction. Jennifer Lu, Los Angeles Times, 1 June 2021 Senior captain Fabian Arnold sees Eang emphasize the one-on-one interaction between coach and player instead of laying down grievances in front of the team. BostonGlobe.com, 31 May 2021

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First Known Use of interaction

1832, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of interaction was in 1832

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11 Jun 2021

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“Interaction.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/interaction. Accessed 22 Jun. 2021.

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More Definitions for interaction

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 interaction (audio) \ adjective

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