interaction Definition

  • 1a process by which two or more things affect each other
  • 2communication or direct involvement with someone or something

Using interaction: Examples

Take a moment to familiarize yourself with how "interaction" can be used in various situations through the following examples!

  • Example

    The interaction between the teacher and the students was very positive.

  • Example

    The interaction of the chemicals caused an explosion.

  • Example

    The website allows for interaction between users.

  • Example

    The interaction of the two characters in the movie was intense.

interaction Synonyms and Antonyms

Synonyms for interaction

Antonyms for interaction

Idioms Using interaction

  • to not communicate or have any involvement with someone


    I try to have no interaction with my ex-boyfriend because it's too painful.

  • the way in which different forces or factors work together to produce a particular result


    The success of the project was due to the interaction of various factors, including teamwork and good planning.

  • the unspoken communication or meaning conveyed by a situation or conversation


    There was a lot of interaction between the lines during the negotiations, with both sides trying to read each other's intentions.

Phrases with interaction

  • human-computer interaction

    the study of how people interact with computers and how to design computer systems that are effective for human use


    The course focuses on human-computer interaction and user experience design.

  • social interaction

    the process by which people relate to one another, including verbal and nonverbal communication


    Social interaction is important for mental health and well-being.

  • the effect of one variable on the relationship between two other variables


    The study found a significant interaction effect between age and gender on job satisfaction.

Origins of interaction

from Latin 'interactio', meaning 'reciprocal action'


Summary: interaction in Brief

The term 'interaction' [ˌɪntərˈækʃən] refers to the process by which two or more things affect each other, or communication and involvement with someone or something. It can be seen in contexts ranging from social interactions to scientific experiments, as in 'The interaction of the chemicals caused an explosion.' Phrases like 'human-computer interaction' and 'interaction effect' denote specific fields of study, while idioms like 'have no interaction with someone' convey a lack of communication.

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