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Definitions of reaction:
  • noun:   doing something in opposition to another way of doing it that you don't like
    Example: "His style of painting was a reaction against cubism"
  • noun:   a bodily process occurring due to the effect of some foregoing stimulus or agent
    Example: "A bad reaction to the medicine"
  • noun:   an idea evoked by some experience
    Example: "His reaction to the news was to start planning what to do"
  • noun:   extreme conservatism in political or social matters
    Example: "The forces of reaction carried the election"
  • noun:   a response that reveals a person's feelings or attitude
    Example: "He was pleased by the audience's reaction to his performance"
  • noun:   (mechanics) the equal and opposite force that is produced when any force is applied to a body
    Example: "Every action has an equal and opposite reaction"
  • noun:   (chemistry) a process in which one or more substances are changed into others
    Example: "There was a chemical reaction of the lime with the ground water"

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