from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. The act or process of interacting.
- n. The state of undergoing interaction.
- n. Physics Any of four fundamental ways in which elementary particles and bodies can influence each other, classified as strong, weak, electromagnetic, and gravitational.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. 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.
- n. A conversation or exchange between people.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. Intermediate action.
- n. Mutual or reciprocal action or influence.
- n. The effect, such as exertion of a force, that one object exerts on another, especially the capture or emission of a particle.
- n. Communication between people, or the actions of people that affect others.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. Mutual or reciprocal action; action or influence of things upon each other.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. a mutual or reciprocal action; interacting
- n. (physics) the transfer of energy between elementary particles or between an elementary particle and a field or between fields; mediated by gauge bosons
And I don't think the interaction is any less personal than a letter.
For some this interaction is the most sustained human contact of their entire lives.
This interaction is also key to our discussion of the interactivity between reader and the illuminated poems.
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.
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.
The mere accumulation of friends, followers, and hits, evidence of "interaction," is the end-in-itself.
It mostly consisted of showing us around the building — where the cleaning supplies were kept, which animals we, as new volunteers, have unrestricted access to (most of them), what kind of interaction is helpful with the animals.
The family and friendly interaction is a big part of it too.
Still, candidates believe that face-to-face interaction is the most effective way of garnering loyal voters.
But that would mean talking to people, and the mere thought of social interaction is terrifying.