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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These are the behaviors of a person dying for social interaction who is too terrified to admit as much. Ariana Romero, refinery29.com, "R29 Binge Club: Netflix’s Trinkets Recap," 15 June 2019 This makes for interesting and personalized interaction between the musicians and those in the audience. courant.com, "Community News For The Colchester Edition," 14 June 2019 Costanza said, adding that this requires performers to reinterpret their performance for rounded surfaces and unexpected angles, while simultaneously creating the physical necessity for more audience interaction. Gina Grillo, chicagotribune.com, "Unveiling of new Ragdale Ring reveals design 'surprising in its simplicity'," 14 June 2019 Flexible electricity grid is key For photovoltaic to contribute to the grid security, PV plants must be run by operating systems that allow for better interaction with the electricity grid. Thomas Wolfgang Thurner, Quartz Africa, "Renewable energy managed over blockchain would boost Africa’s rural power access," 11 June 2019 Orthodox Jews tend to live in close quarters with large families, and have a high rate of interpersonal interaction — for example, men gather for prayer at synagogue three times a day. Ben Sales, sun-sentinel.com, "Here’s what we know about Orthodox vaccination rates," 11 June 2019 There is no place for such interaction between fans — or anyone — and players at an N.B.A. game. Marc Stein, New York Times, "Warriors Minority Owner Barred for a Year After Shoving Toronto’s Kyle Lowry," 6 June 2019 There is no place for such interaction between fans — or anyone — and players at an NBA game. Gary Peterson, The Mercury News, "Warriors’ part-owner banned by NBA for shoving Raptors player," 6 June 2019 There is no place for such interaction between fans — or anyone — and players at an NBA game. Dan Woike, latimes.com, "Warriors minority owner who shoved Kyle Lowry fined $500,000, banned for season," 6 June 2019

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First Known Use of interaction

1832, in the meaning defined above

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19 Jun 2019

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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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