reaction

  • 1 réaction — [ reaksjɔ̃ ] n. f. • 1690; de re et action I ♦ Sc. 1 ♦ Mécan. Force qu un corps agissant sur un autre détermine en retour chez celui ci. Principe de l égalité de l action et de la réaction (énoncé par Newton) :un corps qui exerce sur un autre une …

    Encyclopédie Universelle

  • 2 Reaction — Réaction Cette page d’homonymie répertorie les différents sujets et articles partageant un même nom …

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  • 3 Reaction — Re*ac tion (r[ e]*[a^]k sh[u^]n), n. [Cf. F. r[ e]action.] 1. Any action in resisting other action or force; counter tendency; movement in a contrary direction; reverse action. [1913 Webster] 2. (Chem.) The mutual or reciprocal action of chemical …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 4 Réaction! — Réaction ! Réaction ! Saison 1 Épisode n°16 Titre original The Peanut Reaction Code de production 116 1e diffusion aux É. U. 12 mai 2008 …

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  • 5 Réaction ! — Réaction ! Saison 1 Épisode n°16 Titre original The Peanut Reaction Code de production 116 1e diffusion aux É. U. 12 mai 2008 …

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  • 6 reaction — Since the later part of the 20c reaction has been used to mean little more than ‘first impression’ or ‘initial response’: • ‘I became more and more infatuated with that image as I grew older,’ Rowan said and looked at me for some kind of reaction …

    Modern English usage

  • 7 reaction — (n.) 1610s, from RE (Cf. re ) again, anew + ACTION (Cf. action) (q.v.). Modeled on Fr. réaction, older It. reattione, from M.L. reactionem (nom. reactio), from L.L. react , pp. stem of reagere react, from re …

    Etymology dictionary

  • 8 reaction — I (opposition) noun backfire, backlash, challenge, clash, conflict, contradiction, contrariety, countertendency, differences, disagreement, disapprobation, discountenance, expression of disapproval, objection, offset, polarity, protest, rebound,… …

    Law dictionary

  • 9 reaction — [n1] response acknowledgment, answer, attitude, backfire, backlash, back talk*, boomerang*, comeback, compensation, counteraction, counterbalance, counterpoise, double take*, echo, feedback, feeling, hit, kick, kickback, knee jerk*, lip*, opinion …

    New thesaurus

  • 10 Reaction — (v. lat.), 1) so v.w. Gegenbewegung, Gegendruck, Gegenwirkung, d.h. eine rückwirkende Thätigkeit, welche überall stattfindet, wo entgegengesetzte Kräfte einander entgegen wirken u. sich ins Gleichgewicht zu setzen suchen. 2) Die Erscheinung, daß… …

    Pierer's Universal-Lexikon

  • 11 Reaction — Reaction, Gegenwirkung, Gegenbewegung …

    Damen Conversations Lexikon

  • 12 Reaction — Reaction, lat. dtsch., Gegenwirkung; in der Medicin die Erregung eines organischen Systems gegen die Erregung eines andern, um das Gleichgewicht zu erhalten oder wiederherzustellen; in der Politik die Gegenwirkung gegen das Bestreben der… …

    Herders Conversations-Lexikon

  • 13 reaction — ► NOUN 1) an instance of reacting to or against something. 2) (reactions) a person s ability to respond physically and mentally to external stimuli. 3) opposition to political or social progress or reform. 4) a process in which substances… …

    English terms dictionary

  • 14 reaction — [rē ak′shən] n. 1. a return or opposing action, force, influence, etc. 2. a response, as to a stimulus or influence 3. a movement back to a former or less advanced condition, stage, etc.; esp., such a movement or tendency in economics or… …

    English World dictionary

  • 15 reaction — noun 1 response ADJECTIVE ▪ extreme, strong, violent ▪ favourable/favorable, positive ▪ adverse, hostile, negative …

    Collocations dictionary

  • 16 reaction — re|ac|tion W2S2 [riˈækʃən] n ▬▬▬▬▬▬▬ 1¦(to a situation/event)¦ 2¦(moving quickly)¦ 3¦(to food/drugs)¦ 4¦(science)¦ 5¦(change)¦ 6¦(against change)¦ ▬▬▬▬▬▬▬ 1.) ¦(TO A SITUATION/EVENT)¦ [U and C] something that you feel or do because of something… …

    Dictionary of contemporary English

  • 17 reaction — re|ac|tion [ ri ækʃn ] noun *** ▸ 1 how you react to something ▸ 2 bad effect on body ▸ 3 ability to act quickly ▸ 4 opposition to past ways ▸ 5 chemical change ▸ 6 opposition to change 1. ) count the way you feel or behave as a result of… …

    Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • 18 reaction */*/*/ — UK [rɪˈækʃ(ə)n] / US noun Word forms reaction : singular reaction plural reactions 1) a) [countable] the way that you feel or behave as a result of something that happens My mother s initial reaction was quite unexpected. b) [usually singular] a… …

    English dictionary

  • 19 Réaction — Cette page d’homonymie répertorie les différents sujets et articles partageant un même nom. Sur les autres projets Wikimedia : « Réaction », sur le Wiktionnaire (dictionnaire universel) Le mot réaction peut avoir plusieurs… …

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  • 20 reaction — [[t]riæ̱kʃ(ə)n[/t]] ♦♦ reactions 1) N VAR: usu with supp Your reaction to something that has happened or something that you have experienced is what you feel, say, or do because of it. Reaction to the visit is mixed... The initial reaction of… …

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