What does reaction mean?

Definitions for reaction
riˈæk ʃənre·ac·tion

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. chemical reaction, reactionnoun

    (chemistry) a process in which one or more substances are changed into others

    "there was a chemical reaction of the lime with the ground water"

  2. reactionnoun

    an idea evoked by some experience

    "his reaction to the news was to start planning what to do"

  3. reaction, responsenoun

    a bodily process occurring due to the effect of some antecedent stimulus or agent

    "a bad reaction to the medicine"; "his responses have slowed with age"

  4. reactionnoun

    (mechanics) the equal and opposite force that is produced when any force is applied to a body

    "every action has an equal and opposite reaction"

  5. reactionnoun

    a response that reveals a person's feelings or attitude

    "he was pleased by the audience's reaction to his performance"; "John feared his mother's reaction when she saw the broken lamp"

  6. reactionnoun

    extreme conservatism in political or social matters

    "the forces of reaction carried the election"

  7. reactionnoun

    doing something in opposition to another way of doing it that you don't like

    "his style of painting was a reaction against cubism"

GCIDE

  1. Reactionnoun

    An action by a person or people in response to an event. The reaction may be primarily mental (

Wiktionary

  1. reactionnoun

    An action or statement in response to a stimulus or other event

  2. reactionnoun

    A transformation in which one or more substances is converted into another by combination or decomposition

    In this reaction, the acid and base will neutralize each other, producing a salt.

  3. Etymology: reaction, from reactio, from the verb reago, from re- + ago. More at English re-, action.

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Reactionnoun

    The reciprocation of any impulse or force impressed, made by the body on which such impression is made: action and reaction are equal.

    Etymology: reaction, Fr. from react

    Do not great bodies conserve their heat the longest, their parts heating one another; and may not great, dense and fixed bodies, when heated beyond a certain degree, emit light so copiously, as, by the emission and reaction of its light, and the reflexions and refractions of its rays within its pores, to grow still hotter till it comes to a certain period of heat, such as is that of the sun? Isaac Newton, Opticks.

    Alimentary substances, of a mild nature, act with small force upon the solids, and as the action and reaction are equal, the smallest degree of force in the solids digests them. Arb.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Reactionnoun

    any action in resisting other action or force; counter tendency; movement in a contrary direction; reverse action

  2. Reactionnoun

    the mutual or reciprocal action of chemical agents upon each other, or the action upon such chemical agents of some form of energy, as heat, light, or electricity, resulting in a chemical change in one or more of these agents, with the production of new compounds or the manifestation of distinctive characters. See Blowpipe reaction, Flame reaction, under Blowpipe, and Flame

  3. Reactionnoun

    an action induced by vital resistance to some other action; depression or exhaustion of vital force consequent on overexertion or overstimulation; heightened activity and overaction succeeding depression or shock

  4. Reactionnoun

    the force which a body subjected to the action of a force from another body exerts upon the latter body in the opposite direction

  5. Reactionnoun

    backward tendency or movement after revolution, reform, or great progress in any direction

  6. Etymology: [Cf. F. raction.]

Freebase

  1. Reaction

    Reaction is the second album by American R&B singer Rebbie Jackson. The album released in 1986 and spawned two mildly successful singles, "Reaction" and "You Send the Rain Away", a duet with Robin Zander. "Ticket To Love" was going to be released as the second single and received a very limited promo release before being cancelled in favour of "You Send the Rain Away". The album-only track "Tonight I'm Yours", a duet with Isaac Hayes received substantial airplay but was not commercially released as a single. Reaction received a limited CD reissue in Japan in the early 1990s. Reaction was reissued on CD with Jackson's previous album Centipede on May 18, 2010. The album was reissued by Funky Town Grooves on CD in October 2012 and included 7 bonus tracks.

British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'reaction' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #1866

  2. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'reaction' in Written Corpus Frequency: #2337

  3. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'reaction' in Nouns Frequency: #616

Anagrams for reaction »

  1. actioner

  2. anticore

  3. creation

  4. anerotic

  5. ceration

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of reaction in Chaldean Numerology is: 1

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of reaction in Pythagorean Numerology is: 4

Examples of reaction in a Sentence

  1. Katie Dowd:

    I think our ability to do a Snap from her, put it on this platform, we're able to reach millions and millions of people, we saw a really positive reaction. I think that's a win, snapchat is a platform we definitely want to be on.

  2. Wendy Murphy:

    They might be using the high-profile nature of the proceeding to continue to build a narrative in the court of public opinion, the defense could have information that we haven't heard yet that they want to play out in sort of a trial balloon sense. What would the public reaction be to new information about motive and so forth?

  3. Paula Kane:

    The bishops' first reaction was to say that things look bad, but they did all we could, but lay people aren't buying that. The trust between the church's hierarchy and the people in the pews has been destroyed.

  4. Dmitry Peskov:

    The president is mobilized, fully mobilized, mobilized to the extent that circumstances demand, the circumstances are unprecedented. The gauntlet thrown down to Russia is unprecedented. So naturally the reaction is in line with this threat.

  5. Carl Schuster:

    He’s trying to show Russia remains a global player despite the costs and international condemnation of his assault on Ukraine, he can show his domestic audiences that the international reaction is not as effective as stated in the Western media and that Russia still has friends in key areas.

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