Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun The act or process of interacting.
  • noun The state of undergoing interaction.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun Mutual or reciprocal action; action or influence of things upon each other.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun Intermediate action.
  • noun Mutual or reciprocal action or influence.
  • noun (Physics) The effect, such as exertion of a force, that one object exerts on another, especially the capture or emission of a particle.
  • noun Communication between people, or the actions of people that affect others.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun 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.
  • noun A conversation or exchange between people.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • noun a mutual or reciprocal action; interacting
  • noun (physics) the transfer of energy between elementary particles or between an elementary particle and a field or between fields; mediated by gauge bosons

Etymologies

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

inter- +‎ action

Examples

  • And I don't think the interaction is any less personal than a letter.

    Keep in Touch

  • For some this interaction is the most sustained human contact of their entire lives.

    inkblurt · Lessig on LambdaMOO (aka Web 2.0?)

  • Scott Rosenberg writes about blogs and reader criticism, why news articles are so poorly written, and how the interaction is affecting people's views of the media.

    Gini's Birthday Party....

  • This interaction is also key to our discussion of the interactivity between reader and the illuminated poems.

    Blake's Contraries Game

  • The mere accumulation of friends, followers, and hits, evidence of "interaction," is the end-in-itself.

    May 2010

  • The mere accumulation of friends, followers, and hits, evidence of "interaction," is the end-in-itself.

    The Reading Experience

  • Finally, any definition of scaffolding needs to highlight the fact that this kind of interaction is a site for learning opportunities, and is not simply a way of modelling, supporting, or practising interaction.

    S is for Scaffolding « An A-Z of ELT

  • The mere accumulation of friends, followers, and hits, evidence of "interaction," is the end-in-itself.

    Poetry

  • Finally, any definition of scaffolding needs to highlight the fact that this kind of interaction is a site for learning opportunities, and is not simply a way of modelling, supporting, or practising interaction.

    April « 2010 « An A-Z of ELT

  • The mere accumulation of friends, followers, and hits, evidence of "interaction," is the end-in-itself.

    News of the Poetry World

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