chemical reaction, 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"
an idea evoked by some experience
"his reaction to the news was to start planning what to do"
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"
(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"
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"
extreme conservatism in political or social matters
"the forces of reaction carried the election"
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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How to use reaction in a sentence?
Weakness in China's economy isn't new ... but China's reaction function seems limited at this stage. They have to focus on weakening the currency, rather than adopting the massive stimulus that some might hope and pray for, we may see subdued commodity prices and therefore continued weakness in the commodity-related names.
The meeting of two personalities is like the contact of two chemical substances: if there is any reaction, both are transformed.
We expect a 25-basis-point hike but a fairly muted reaction. A rate hike now will create a bit more predictability and it will be a a signal that the Fed sees improvement in the U.S. economy.
There was a knee-jerk reaction to the Trump Jr emails, but it's a not a problem today, so the reaction was overstated.
It was striking that three different people on that stage came out in support of drafting women into combat in the military, i have to admit, as I was sitting there listening to that conversation, my reaction was: Are you guys nuts?
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- رد فعل, تفاعلArabic
- reaccióCatalan, Valencian
- reakcio, reagoEsperanto
- واکنش, رآکسیونPersian
- reaktio, vastatoimiFinnish
- imoibriú, frithghníomhaíochtIrish
- ռեակցիա, փոխազդեցություն, հետադիմությունArmenian
- hvörf, hvarfIcelandic
- 反応, 反動Japanese
- 反動, 反應, 반응, 반동Korean
- ReaktiounLuxembourgish, Letzeburgesch
- tindak balas, reaksiMalay
- reaksjonNorwegian Nynorsk
- ਰੇਅਕ੍ਤਿਓਨPanjabi, Punjabi
- reacție, reacțiaRomanian
- reaksiyon, tepkiTurkish
- 反應, phản ứngVietnamese
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