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Overview of noun reaction

The noun reaction has 7 senses? (first 3 from tagged texts)
1. (38) chemical reaction, reaction

((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")

2. (10) reaction

(an idea evoked by some experience; "his reaction to the news was to start planning what to do")

3. (7) reaction, response

(a bodily process occurring due to the effect of some antecedent stimulus or agent; "a bad reaction to the medicine"; "his responses have slowed with age")

4. reaction

((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")

5. reaction

(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")

6. reaction

(extreme conservatism in political or social matters; "the forces of reaction carried the election")

7. reaction

(doing something in opposition to another way of doing it that you don't like; "his style of painting was a reaction against cubism")

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