What does interaction mean?

Definitions for interaction
ˌɪn tərˈæk ʃənin·ter·ac·tion

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. interactionnoun

    a mutual or reciprocal action; interacting

  2. interaction, fundamental interactionnoun

    (physics) the transfer of energy between elementary particles or between an elementary particle and a field or between fields; mediated by gauge bosons


  1. Interactionnoun

    Hence: (Physics) The effect, such as exertion of a force, that one object exerts on another, especially the capture or emission of a particle.

  2. Interactionnoun

    Communication between people, or the actions of people that affect others.


  1. interactionnoun

    The situation or occurrence in which two or more objects or events act upon one another to produce a new effect; the effect resulting from such a situation or occurrence.

    Be aware of interactions between different medications.

  2. interactionnoun

    A conversation or exchange between people.

    I enjoyed the interaction with a bunch of like-minded people.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Interactionnoun

    intermediate action

  2. Interactionnoun

    mutual or reciprocal action or influence; as, the interaction of the heart and lungs on each other


  1. Interaction

    Interaction is a kind of action that occurs as two or more objects have an effect upon one another. The idea of a two-way effect is essential in the concept of interaction, as opposed to a one-way causal effect. A closely related term is interconnectivity, which deals with the interactions of interactions within systems: combinations of many simple interactions can lead to surprising emergent phenomena. Interaction has different tailored meanings in various sciences. Changes can also involve interaction. Casual examples of interaction outside of science include: ⁕Communication of any sort, for example two or more people talking to each other, or communication among groups, organizations, nations or states: trade, migration, foreign relations, transportation, ⁕The feedback during the operation of machines such as a computer or tool, for example the interaction between a driver and the position of his or her car on the road: by steering the driver influences this position, by observation this information returns to the driver.

Editors Contribution

  1. interaction

    People and animals sharing a form of communication or action.

    The social interaction of humans is vital for life.

    Submitted by MaryC on March 15, 2020  
  2. interaction

    The act and process of to interact.

    Human interaction is vital in life.

    Submitted by MaryC on April 12, 2020  

British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'interaction' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #3933

  2. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'interaction' in Nouns Frequency: #1284

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of interaction in Chaldean Numerology is: 2

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of interaction in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2

Examples of interaction in a Sentence

  1. Nate Smith:

    The death of retail branches is greatly exaggerated, that personal interaction is still very, very important today.

  2. Sally Augustin:

    Cooler, bluish light is generally good for analytical thinking, while warmer bulbs are better for socializing and interaction with other people.

  3. Though Noem:

    I started thinking outside the box. How can I get interaction with other members ? And for me, it was the gym, i'm not one to sit in bars at night. ... I'm more of a morning person. So I started going out to the gym in the Rayburn Office Building, and there's a lot of members down there.

  4. Paul Penzone:

    While at work, without any initial interaction leading him to believe theres a potential threat, he was attacked by an inmate, the inmate caught him off-guard, grabbed him by his throat and then swept his legs out from under so aggressively that when he was knocked off balance and thrown to the floor, the first part of his body to strike the cement was his head.

  5. Brian Manley:

    Austin Police are asking anyone that was in this neighborhood that saw any part of this interaction to please call Austin Police and identify yourself so Austin Police can interview you, if you have video of this interaction that will be very important to Austin Police ongoing investigation of which there are a few right now.

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    of persons; taken advantage of
    • A. dependable
    • B. greedy
    • C. victimised
    • D. squashy

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