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Another word for reaction

  1. An action elicited by a stimulus

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  2. The way in which a machine or other thing performs or functions

Another word for reaction

  1. An answer

      1. Being an involuntary action or response, such as a sneeze, blink, or hiccup.
      2. Produced as an automatic response or reaction:
      3. Bent, turned, or thrown back; reflected.
      1. Something brought about by a cause or agent; a result.
      2. The power to produce an outcome or achieve a result:
      3. Advantage; avail:
      1. An often indirect effect, influence, or result that is produced by an event or action.
      2. A recoil, rebounding, or reciprocal motion after impact.
      3. A reflection, especially of sound.
      1. An alternating back-and-forth movement.
      2. The act or fact of reciprocating; interchange.
      1. To reply, especially to answer in a quick, caustic, or witty manner.
      2. To present a counterargument to (an argument or accusation).
      3. To return in kind; pay back.
      1. A manner of thinking, feeling, or behaving that reflects a state of mind or disposition:
      2. Arrogant or aggressive disposition or behavior:
      3. A position of the body or manner of carrying oneself:
      1. A sudden or violent backward whipping motion.
      2. An antagonistic reaction to a trend, development, or event:
      3. A snarl formed in the part of a fishing line that is wound around the reel.
      1. The act or an instance of resisting or the capacity to resist.
      2. A force that tends to oppose or retard motion.
      3. An underground organization engaged in a struggle for national liberation in a country under military or totalitarian occupation.
      1. An act of retaliation; a counterattack
      2. Any action in opposition to a previous action.
      1. The act of reflecting or the state of being reflected.
      2. Something, such as light, radiant heat, sound, or an image, that is reflected.
      3. Serious thinking or careful consideration:
      1. A belief or conclusion held with confidence but not substantiated by positive knowledge or proof:
      2. A judgment based on special knowledge and given by an expert:
      3. A judgment or estimation of the merit of a person or thing:
      1. The sense of touch:
      2. A sensation experienced through this sense:
      3. A physical sensation other than one experienced though touch:
      1. 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.
      2. The portion of the output so returned.
      3. Sound created when a transducer, such as a microphone or the pickup of an electric guitar, picks up sound from a speaker connected to an amplifier and regenerates it back through the amplifier.
      1. To go or come back, as to an earlier condition or place:
      2. To revert in speech, thought, or practice:
      3. To revert to a former owner.
      1. (uncountable) The state of being receptive
      2. (countable) The extent to which something is receptive
      1. The act or process of receiving or of being received.
      2. The act or an instance of catching a forward pass.
      3. A welcome, greeting, or acceptance:
      1. An answer, especially to a reply.
      1. To speak or write as a reaction to a question or other prompting.
      2. To act in reaction or as a response:
      3. To respond to the defendant's answer or plea.
      1. The act of responding.
      2. A reply or an answer.
      3. A reaction, as that of an organism or a mechanism, to a specific stimulus.
  2. A backward tendency, especially in politics