mass action


Definition of mass action

1 : action involving masses of people a period of mass action in which the individual has often felt lost— F. E. Hill by one single mass action, to improve the case of workers on a scale never attempted— F. D. Roosevelt concerted, public, mass action— Eugene Dennis
2 : uncoordinated gross motor behavior : random or nonspecific responses characteristic especially of infants

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“Mass action.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 2 Dec. 2020.

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