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

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 Guinea pigs can live for about eight years and are a hardy pet, good with kids and responsive to human interaction. Cathy M. Rosenthal, ExpressNews.com, "Animals Matter: Meet the San Antonio animal group rescuing and adopting out guinea pigs," 16 Oct. 2020 Of the dead whales examined, half had evidence of human interaction, such as a ship strike or entanglement in fishing gear. Fox News, "Young whales looking to dine flock to waters off NYC," 8 Oct. 2020 Of the dead whales examined, half had evidence of human interaction, such as a ship strike or entanglement in fishing gear. The Christian Science Monitor, "Young whales find dining haven in New York City waters," 8 Oct. 2020 But with the pandemic twisting norms across the spectrum of human interaction, more businesses have expressed interest in leasing them. Gregory Thomas, SFChronicle.com, "‘Robots don’t sneeze.’ Hotels, hospitals, offices turning to delivery bots during coronavirus pandemic," 7 Oct. 2020 For most, months spent in quarantine—confined to a singular dwelling with limited human interaction—warped reality. Barry Samaha, Harper's BAZAAR, "Sarah Sze’s New Exhibition Explores Notions of Time and Space," 29 Sep. 2020 In a world where human interaction was swiftly replaced with jigsaw puzzles and deep talks with your appliances, this under-$100 air fryer has become a functional, reliable confidant. Erin Parker, Glamour, "This Amazon Air Fryer Is the Light of My Quarantine Life," 22 Sep. 2020 Carvana, for example, can sell a car online using very little human interaction. Sharon Carty, Car and Driver, "Car Buying is Changing and All It Took Was a Pandemic: The Enlightenment," 19 Sep. 2020 For some, the lack of human interaction can take its toll. Jay R. Jordan, Houston Chronicle, "Work from home = no commute. What should Houston do with all this free time?," 4 Sep. 2020

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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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20 Oct 2020

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“Interaction.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/interaction. Accessed 21 Oct. 2020.

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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 interactional (audio) \ adjective

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