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Counterreaction vs. Reaction

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Counterreactionnoun

An action taken in response to a prior reaction.

Reactionnoun

An action or statement in response to a stimulus or other event

‘The announcement of the verdict brought a violent reaction.’; ‘You were in the courtroom. What is your reaction?’; ‘When I last tried to eat strawberries I had a terrible allergic reaction.’;

Reactionnoun

(chemistry) A transformation in which one or more substances is converted into another by combination or decomposition

‘In this reaction, the acid and base will neutralize each other, producing a salt.’;

Reactionnoun

(politics) Reactionary politics; a period in which reactionary thought or politics is resurgent or dominant.

Reactionnoun

Any action in resisting other action or force; counter tendency; movement in a contrary direction; reverse action.

Reactionnoun

The mutual or reciprocal action of chemical agents upon each other, or the action upon such chemical agents of some form of energy, as heat, light, or electricity, resulting in a chemical change in one or more of these agents, with the production of new compounds or the manifestation of distinctive characters. See Blowpipe reaction, Flame reaction, under Blowpipe, and Flame.

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Reactionnoun

An action induced by vital resistance to some other action; depression or exhaustion of vital force consequent on overexertion or overstimulation; heightened activity and overaction succeeding depression or shock.

Reactionnoun

The force which a body subjected to the action of a force from another body exerts upon the latter body in the opposite direction.

‘Reaction is always equal and opposite to action, that is to say, the actions of two bodies upon each other are always equal and in opposite directions.’;

Reactionnoun

Backward tendency or movement after revolution, reform, or great progress in any direction.

‘The new king had, at the very moment at which his fame and fortune reached the highest point, predicted the coming reaction.’;

Reactionnoun

A regular or characteristic response to a stimulation of the nerves.

Reactionnoun

An action by a person or people in response to an event. The reaction may be primarily mental (" a reaction of surprise") but is usually manifested by some activity.

Reactionnoun

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’;

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Reactionnoun

a bodily process occurring due to the effect of some foregoing stimulus or agent;

‘a bad reaction to the medicine’; ‘his responses have slowed with age’;

Reactionnoun

(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’;

Reactionnoun

an idea evoked by some experience;

‘his reaction to the news was to start planning what to do’;

Reactionnoun

doing something in opposition to another way of doing it that you don't like;

‘his style of painting was a reaction against cubism’;

Reactionnoun

extreme conservatism in political or social matters;

‘the forces of reaction carried the election’;

Reactionnoun

(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’;

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Reactionnoun

something done, felt, or thought in response to a situation or event

‘prices fell in reaction to intense competition’; ‘my immediate reaction was one of relief’;

Reactionnoun

a person's ability to respond physically and mentally to external stimuli

‘a skilled driver with quick reactions’;

Reactionnoun

an adverse physiological response to a substance that has been breathed in, ingested, or touched

‘such allergic reactions as hay fever and asthma’;

Reactionnoun

a mode of thinking or behaving that is deliberately different from previous modes of thought and behaviour

‘the work of these painters was a reaction against Fauvism’;

Reactionnoun

opposition to political or social progress or reform

‘the institution is under threat from the forces of reaction’;

Reactionnoun

a chemical process in which substances act mutually on each other and are changed into different substances, or one substance changes into other substances

‘a chemical reaction caused by a build-up of particular sodium salts’;

Reactionnoun

an analogous transformation of atomic nuclei or other particles

‘reactions between photons and electrically charged atomic particles’;

Reactionnoun

a force exerted in opposition to an applied force

‘the law of action and reaction’;

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