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  • n  (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
  • n  an idea evoked by some experience
    his reaction to the news was to start planning what to do
  • n  a bodily process occurring due to the effect of some antecedent stimulus or agent
    a bad reaction to the medicine
  • n  (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
  • n  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
  • n  extreme conservatism in political or social matters
    the forces of reaction carried the election
  • n  doing something in opposition to another way of doing it that you don't like
    his style of painting was a reaction against cubism

  • Photographs of reactions to the tragedy.
  • When you have a food allergy, it doesn't take much to trigger a reaction.
  • There are many reactions that occur from those kinds of exposures," he says.
News & Articles


  • Ayub Khan in Common Dreams (press release)
    The locality has been a hub of militants. Locals set up a militia and expelled the militants from this area. This attack seems to be a reaction to their expulsion,Ayub Khan, the local police chief, told reporters.
  • President Bush in USA Today
    Bush said decisions about troop levels will be based on a "calm assessment" by military commanders in Iraq, and "not a nervous reaction by Washington politicians to poll results in the media."
  • Thierry Henry in Independent
    In yesterday's 220-word statement, Henry said that his handball in the build-up to William Gallas' goal had been "an instinctive reaction to a ball that was coming extremely fast in a crowded penalty area".

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