Associations to the word «Reaction»


REACTION, noun. An action or statement in response to a stimulus or other event
REACTION, noun. (chemistry) A transformation in which one or more substances is converted into another by combination or decomposition
REÄCTION, noun. Rare spelling of reaction.
REACTION ENGINE, noun. Any engine that generates thrust by expelling matter, especially hot gases produced by igniting a fuel; either a rocket engine or several types of jet engine.
REACTION MECHANISM, noun. (chemistry) the ordered set of individual reactions whose overall effect is given by a chemical equation
REACTION MECHANISMS, noun. Plural of reaction mechanism
REACTION MIXTURE, noun. (chemistry) A product of the act or process or an instance of mixing and reacting ( COMBINING) two or more substances together causing reaction(s); mixture causing chemical transformation or change; the interaction of entities :
REACTION MIXTURE, noun. The state resulting from such a reaction
REACTION MIXTURE, noun. A process involving change in atomic nuclei
REACTION MIXTURE, noun. A product formed by the combination of two or more elements, compounds or substances together causing reactions and transformation of original items or substances.
REACTION MIXTURES, noun. Plural of reaction mixture
REACTION SAVE, noun. (soccer) The instinctive blocking of the ball by a goalkeeper.
REACTION TIME, noun. The interval between the reception of a stimulus and the initiation of a response
REACTION TURBINE, noun. A power-generation prime mover having nozzles mounted on the moving element; turned by the reaction of the issuing fluid jet
REACTION TURBINES, noun. Plural of reaction turbine
REACTION VESSEL, noun. (chemistry) Any vessel used to contain the reactants taking part in a reaction.
REACTION VESSELS, noun. Plural of reaction vessel

Dictionary definition

REACTION, noun. (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".
REACTION, noun. An idea evoked by some experience; "his reaction to the news was to start planning what to do".
REACTION, noun. 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".
REACTION, noun. (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".
REACTION, noun. 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".
REACTION, noun. Extreme conservatism in political or social matters; "the forces of reaction carried the election".
REACTION, noun. Doing something in opposition to another way of doing it that you don't like; "his style of painting was a reaction against cubism".

Wise words

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