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Something said or done in answer; reply or reaction
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  1. Something said or done in answer; reply or reaction
  2. (Eccles.) A word or words used in replying to or affirming a prayer, reading, or exhortation
  3. (Electronics) The ratio of the output to the input, as for a given frequency, of a device or system operating under specified conditions
A response by some action
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  1. A response by some action
  2. A word or a series of words spoken or written in reaction, as to a question or request.
  3. (Law) A plaintiff's response to the defendant's answer or plea, especially with regard to counterclaims made by the defendant.
(Law) defendant's answer to the replication.
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  1. (Law) defendant's answer to the replication.
  2. A quick response that involves disagreement or is witty; especially an answer to a reply.
  3. A pleading in common law, made by the defendant to answer a replication by the plaintiff. A pleading in common law, made by the defendant to answer a replication by the plaintiff.
The act or process of receiving or of being received.
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  1. The act or process of receiving or of being received.
  2. A social function, especially one intended to provide a welcome or greeting:
  3. Conversion of transmitted electromagnetic signals into perceptible forms, such as sound or light, by means of antennas and electronic equipment.
A manifestation or result:
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  1. A manifestation or result:
  2. The change in direction of a wave, such as a light or sound wave, away from a boundary the wave encounters. Reflected waves remain in their original medium rather than entering the medium they encounter. &diamf3; According to the law of reflection, the angle of reflection of a reflected wave is equal to its angle of incidence.
  3. A thought or an opinion resulting from such thinking or consideration:
(Uncountable) The state of being receptive
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  1. (Uncountable) The state of being receptive
  2. (Countable) The extent to which something is receptive
A pipe or conduit for carrying something, especially water, back to its starting point.
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  1. A pipe or conduit for carrying something, especially water, back to its starting point.
  2. A recurrence, as of a periodic occasion or event:
  3. The act of bringing or sending something back to a previous place, condition, or owner:
A process in which the factors that produce a result are themselves modified, corrected, strengthened, etc. by that result
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  1. A process in which the factors that produce a result are themselves modified, corrected, strengthened, etc. by that result
  2. The return of a portion of the output of a process or system to the input, especially when used to maintain performance or to control a system or process.
  3. (Elec.) The transfer of part of the output of an active circuit or device back to the input, either as an unwanted effect or in an intentional use, as to reduce distortion
The sense of touch:
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  1. The sense of touch:
  2. The emotions thought to be conveyed or intended by a work of art:
  3. Appreciative regard or understanding:
A judgment or estimation of the merit of a person or thing:
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  1. A judgment or estimation of the merit of a person or thing:
  2. An attorney's formal, usually written statement giving an assessment of how the law should be or is likely to be applied in a particular situation.
  3. A judgment based on special knowledge and given by an expert:
  1. An act of retaliation; a counterattack
  2. Any action in opposition to a previous action.
Lack of normal response to a biologically active compound such as a hormone:
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  1. Lack of normal response to a biologically active compound such as a hormone:
  2. (Electricity) The opposition of a body or substance to current passing through it, resulting in a change of electrical energy into heat or another form of energy.
  3. (Medicine) The inability of a cell, tissue, or organ to respond to a certain hormone, drug, or other biologically active substance in a desired way:
An antagonistic reaction to a trend, development, or event:
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  1. An antagonistic reaction to a trend, development, or event:
  2. The jarring reaction of loose or worn parts; also, the play in these parts
  3. Any sudden or violent reaction; specif., strong political or social reaction resulting from fear or resentment of a movement, candidate, etc.
The position or posture assumed by the body in connection with an action, feeling, mood, etc.
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  1. The position or posture assumed by the body in connection with an action, feeling, mood, etc.
  2. A manner of thinking, feeling, or behaving that reflects a state of mind or disposition:
  3. A manner of acting, feeling, or thinking that shows one's disposition, opinion, etc.
A glass laboratory vessel in the shape of a bulb with a long, downward-pointing outlet tube. It is used for distillation or decomposition by heat.
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  1. A glass laboratory vessel in the shape of a bulb with a long, downward-pointing outlet tube. It is used for distillation or decomposition by heat.
  2. The act or practice of making such a reply
  3. A quick, sharp, or witty reply, esp. one that turns the words of the previous speaker back upon that speaker
Alternate recurrence or action; as, the reciprocation of the sea in the flow and ebb of tides; oscillation.
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  1. Alternate recurrence or action; as, the reciprocation of the sea in the flow and ebb of tides; oscillation.
  2. An alternating back-and-forth movement.
  3. The act or fact of reciprocating; interchange.
Reflection, as of light or sound; reverberation
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  1. Reflection, as of light or sound; reverberation
  2. A reflection, especially of sound.
  3. An often indirect effect, influence, or result that is produced by an event or action.
The basic or general meaning; import:
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  1. The basic or general meaning; import:
  2. Something that produces a specific impression or supports a general design or intention:
  3. The power to produce an outcome or achieve a result:
Something, such as light or heat, that is reflected.
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  1. Something, such as light or heat, that is reflected.
  2. An image produced by reflection.
  3. (Linguistics) A form or feature that reflects or represents an earlier, often reconstructed, form or feature having undergone phonetic or other change.
The principles and practices of a conservative person or party; tendency to oppose change in institutions and methods
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  1. The principles and practices of a conservative person or party; tendency to oppose change in institutions and methods
  2. The inclination, especially in politics, to maintain the existing or traditional order.
  3. A political philosophy or attitude that emphasizes respect for traditional institutions and opposes the attempt to achieve social change though legislation or publicly funded programs.
The jarring reaction of loose or worn parts; also, the play in these parts
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  1. The jarring reaction of loose or worn parts; also, the play in these parts
  2. An antagonistic reaction to a trend, development, or event:
  3. Any sudden or violent reaction; specif., strong political or social reaction resulting from fear or resentment of a movement, candidate, etc.
The existing condition or state of affairs.
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  1. The existing condition or state of affairs.
  2. The situation as it currently exists. The situation as it currently exists.
  3. The existing state of affairs (at a particular time)
(Uncountable) Belief or support of he principles of the political right.
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  1. (Uncountable) Belief or support of he principles of the political right.
A cutting down or back; reduction.
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  1. A cutting down or back; reduction.
  2. A retrenching; esp., a reduction of expenses
  3. A rampart or breastwork within the main fortification
The return of a population to an earlier or less complex physical type in successive generations.
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  1. The return of a population to an earlier or less complex physical type in successive generations.
  2. (Psychotherapy) A psychotherapeutic method whereby healing is facilitated by inducing the patient to act out behaviour typical of an earlier developmental stage.
  3. (Biol.) Reversion to an earlier or simpler form, or to a general or common type
The act or an instance of relapsing
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  1. The act or an instance of relapsing
  2. The recurrence of a disease after apparent improvement
  3. A return to a former state, especially after apparent improvement.
A deterioration or decline to a previous state
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  1. A deterioration or decline to a previous state
  2. (Biology) A return to a less complex condition
  3. (Biol.) A return to a lower, less complex stage or state; degeneration
The signal for a military withdrawal:
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  1. The signal for a military withdrawal:
  2. (Mil.) The withdrawal of troops, ships, etc. from a position, esp. when forced by enemy attack
  3. A signal for such a withdrawal
The act or process of giving up the use of a narcotic drug to which one has become addicted, typically accompanied by distressing physiological and mental effects (withdrawal symptoms)
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  1. The act or process of giving up the use of a narcotic drug to which one has become addicted, typically accompanied by distressing physiological and mental effects (withdrawal symptoms)
  2. Discontinuation of the use of an addictive substance. The symptoms of withdrawal include headache, diarrhea, and tremors and can range from mild to life threatening, depending on the extent of the body's reliance on the addictive substance.
  3. A retreat or retirement:
An occasion on which one backslides, especially in a moral sense
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  1. An occasion on which one backslides, especially in a moral sense
(Physiol., Psychol.) Any biological reaction or behavior resulting from the application of a stimulus
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  1. (Physiol., Psychol.) Any biological reaction or behavior resulting from the application of a stimulus
  2. Something said or done in answer; reply or reaction
  3. (Electronics) The ratio of the output to the input, as for a given frequency, of a device or system operating under specified conditions
Opposed, reverse, or reciprocal action; reaction
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  1. Opposed, reverse, or reciprocal action; reaction
  2. Effect, as of a law, on things done prior to its enactment or effectuation
  3. Application of a subsequent rule or condition to something that occurred at a previous time.
The manner in which something functions or operates:
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  1. The manner in which something functions or operates:
  2. The actions displayed by an organism in response to its environment.
  3. One of these actions. Certain animal behaviors (such as nest building) result from instinct , while others (such as hunting) must be learned.
Manner by which something functions; the workings.
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  1. Manner by which something functions; the workings.
  2. Action of the verb function.
(Mathematics) A process or action, such as addition, substitution, transposition, or differentiation, performed in a specified sequence and in accordance with specific rules.
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  1. (Mathematics) A process or action, such as addition, substitution, transposition, or differentiation, performed in a specified sequence and in accordance with specific rules.
  2. An instance or method of efficient, productive activity:
  3. The condition of being in action or at work
Operation or functioning, usually with regard to effectiveness, as of a machine
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  1. Operation or functioning, usually with regard to effectiveness, as of a machine
  2. (Linguistics) One's actual use of language in actual situations.
  3. The act or style of performing a work or role before an audience.
The process of forming or shaping something
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  1. The process of forming or shaping something
  2. A part of a mine, quarry, etc. where work is or has been done
  3. The act or process of a person or thing that works
Find another word for reaction. In this page you can discover 48 synonyms, antonyms, idiomatic expressions, and related words for reaction, like: response, reply, rejoinder, reception, reflection, receptivity, return, feedback, feeling, opinion and counteraction.