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  Definition of reaction
  1. doing something in opposition to another way of doing it that you don''t like; "his style of painting was a reaction against cubism"
  2. a bodily process occurring due to the effect of some foregoing stimulus or agent; "a bad reaction to the medicine"; "his responses have slowed with age"
  3. an idea evoked by some experience; "his reaction to the news was to start planning what to do"
  4. extreme conservatism in political or social matters; "the forces of reaction carried the election"
  5. 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. (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"
  7. (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"
Similar Words: response, chemical reaction

 

Hyponyms: backlash, automatism, rebound, overreaction, galvanic skin response, GSR, psychogalvanic response, electrodermal response, electrical skin response, Fere phenomenon, Tarchanoff phenomenon, immune response, immune reaction, immunologic response, tropism, taxis, kinesis, double take, reflex, instinctive reflex, innate reflex, inborn reflex, unconditioned reflex, physiological reaction, learned reaction, learned response, passage, passing, answer, transfusion reaction, addition reaction, aldol reaction, chain reaction, chemical equilibrium, equilibrium, decomposition, decomposition reaction, displacement, displacement reaction, double decomposition, double decomposition reaction, metathesis, elimination reaction, endothermic reaction, exothermic reaction, hydrolysis, neutralization, neutralisation, neutralization reaction, neutralisation reaction, oxidation, oxidization, oxidisation, oxidation-reduction, oxidoreduction, redox, photochemical reaction, reduction, reducing, saponification

 

Derivational Morphology: react, respond

 

Anagrams: Creation, creation

 

Language Translations:
Chinese: 反應   Dutch: reactie  
Finnish: reaktio   French: réaction  
German: Reaktion   Italian: reazione  
Japanese: 反応   Korean: 반동  
Polish: reakcja   Portuguese: reação  
Russian: реакция   Spanish: reacción  
Swedish: reaktion   Telugu: ప్రతిచర్య  
 
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