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interactionism

1 An approach to the mind-body problem, a form of dualism according to which events or processes in the mental and physical realms influence or interact with each other. See ...

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A Dictionary of Media and Communication (3 ed.)

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Current Version:
2020
Subject:
Media studies
Length:
179 words

... 1. Reciprocal action or influence . This includes interaction between people, animals, and objects such as machines: see also coaction ; competition ; conflict ; cooperation ; human–computer interaction ; peer-to-peer interaction . 2. ( social interaction, interpersonal behaviour, social behaviour ) The verbal and nonverbal behaviour of two or more individuals (or groups) in relation to each other in a social context , including reciprocal communication . It is widely argued to be dependent on shared, taken-for-granted ...

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A Dictionary of Physics (8 ed.)

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Subject Reference
Current Version:
2019
Subject:
Science and technology, Physics
Length:
33 words

...interaction An effect involving a number of bodies, particles, or systems as a result of which some physical or chemical change takes place to one or more of `them. See also fundamental interactions...

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A Dictionary of Geography (6 ed.)

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Current Version:
2023

... The action between things, each upon the others. An interaction model describes the reactions of two or more processes or systems as they affect each other; see Eradus et al. (2002) J. Transp. Geog. 10, 2...

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The Oxford Dictionary of Sports Science & Medicine (3 ed.)

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Subject Reference
Current Version:
2007
Subject:
Science and technology, Medicine and health
Length:
102 words

... 1 The combined effect of two or more independent variables acting simultaneously on a dependent variable. Analysis of variance is used to assess the effect of the interaction between the variables as well as the specific effect of each. 2 The interplay that occurs between two or more persons or groups. Sport psychologists are interested in how members of teams interact and how that interaction can be made more productive. In some sports, such as basketball, the need for interaction is high and requires a lot of cooperation, while in other sports,...

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The Concise Oxford Dictionary of Archaeology (3 ed.)

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Current Version:
2021
Subject:
Archaeology
Length:
46 words

... [Ge] A general term used in archaeology to refer to any close contacts established between communities or regions that is evidenced in the archaeological record through material culture. Where fairly extensive contact is made over a wide area the term interaction sphere may be...

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A Dictionary of Statistics (3 ed.)

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Current Version:
2014
Subject:
Science and technology, Mathematics and Computer Science
Length:
56 words
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... A term particularly used in the contexts of factorial experiments ( see factorial design ) and log-linear models to describe cases where the combined effects of two variables is not a simple sum of their separate effects. For example, we might write the final term quantifying the interaction between the two x...

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A Dictionary of Public Health (2 ed.)

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Current Version:
2018

...interaction 1. The interdependent, reciprocal, or mutual operation, action, or effect of two or more factors or processes to produce, prevent, control, mediate, or otherwise influence the occurrence of an event. In a broad sense, a biological interaction involves a biological, physical, chemical, cellular, or physiological interdependent operation of two or more factors. 2. Differences in the effect measure for one factor at different levels of another factor. 3. The necessity for a product term in a linear model ( statistical interaction ). Based on...

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Oxford Dictionary of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology (2 ed.)

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Current Version:
2008
Subject:
Science and technology, Life Sciences
Length:
32 words

... 1 any reciprocal or mutual action or effect. 2 (in physics) the transfer of energy between elementary particles, between particles and a field, or between two or more fields. —interact ...

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A Dictionary of Computer Science (7 ed.)

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Current Version:
2016

... The term used when an operator interacts with a computer by means of a set of input devices to achieve a desired effect. See also acknowledgment , echoing , feedback , prompt...

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A Dictionary of Epidemiology (6 ed.)

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Current Version:
2016

...Interaction 1 . The interdependent, reciprocal, or mutual operation, action, or effect of two or more factors to produce, prevent, control, mediate, or otherwise influence the occurrence of an event. In a broad sense, a biological interaction involves a biological, physical, chemical, cellular, or physiological interdependent operation of two or more factors. 14 , 33 See also antagonism ; synergism . 2 . Differences in the effect measure for one factor at different levels of another factor. See also effect modification ; effect modifier...

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A Dictionary of Business Research Methods

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Subject Reference
Current Version:
2016
Subject:
Social sciences, Business and Management
Length:
306 words

...The existence of an interaction effect will be evidenced by a change in sales that is more than the sum of the training effect and the bonus effect. (Had the change in sales been merely additive—that is, the sum of the training scheme effect and the bonus scheme effect—then this is defined as no interaction between the independent variables.) 2. Part of the statistical output of an ANOVA that addresses whether or not there are statistically significant differences between the means of a dependent variable due to the interaction of the independent...

InterAction

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A Dictionary of Disaster Management

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Subject Reference
Current Version:
2017
Subject:
Social sciences, Environment, Sociology
Length:
89 words

...InterAction An alliance NGO with more than 180 member organizations working in every developing country. InterAction leads their members and allies in a global effort to improve the lives and livelihoods of vulnerable populations and people living in the world’s poorest places. Of particular relevance for disasters is their humanitarian policy and practice team that is active in humanitarian response and advocacy. The organization responds to numerous natural disasters and complex emergencies around the globe such as the 2014 Ebola crisis in West...

gravitational interaction

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Oxford Dictionary of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology (2 ed.)

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Subject Reference
Current Version:
2008
Subject:
Science and technology, Life Sciences
Length:
13 words

...interaction any interaction between bodies or particles that results from their...

binocular interaction

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A Dictionary of Psychology (4 ed.)

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Current Version:
2015

...interaction n. Another name for binocular fusion...

dipolar interaction

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Oxford Dictionary of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology (2 ed.)

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Subject Reference
Current Version:
2008
Subject:
Science and technology, Life Sciences
Length:
21 words

...interaction the interaction between two magnetic moments due to the effect of the magnetic field of one on the...

interaction broadening

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Oxford Dictionary of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology (2 ed.)

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Subject Reference
Current Version:
2008
Subject:
Science and technology, Life Sciences
Length:
23 words

... broadening the concentration‐dependent broadening of lines in an electron spin resonance spectrum caused by magnetic interactions between paramagnetic molecular or atomic...

strategic interaction

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The Oxford Dictionary of Sports Science & Medicine (3 ed.)

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Current Version:
2007

...interaction Interaction, such as in a competition, when one participant must lose if another is to...

spatial interaction

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A Dictionary of Human Geography

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Subject Reference
Current Version:
2013
Subject:
Social sciences, Human Geography
Length:
58 words

...interaction The interdependent movement and flow of people, goods, services, information, and finance between locations. Rather than simply being about movement per se , spatial interaction seeks to place such movement in context, and to recognize the interdependence of interactions; that is, flow has consequences at origin, destination, and along the route. See also mobility ; spatial interaction model...

interaction curves

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A Dictionary of Construction, Surveying and Civil Engineering (2 ed.)

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Current Version:
2020

... curves Graphical plots defining limiting conditions for structural members subjected to different forms of...

hydrophobic interaction

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Oxford Dictionary of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology (2 ed.)

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Subject Reference
Current Version:
2008
Subject:
Science and technology, Life Sciences
Length:
30 words

...interaction or (discouraged) apolar bond the tendency of hydrocarbons (or of lipophilic hydrocarbon‐like groups in solutes) to form intermolecular or intramolecular aggregates in polar solvents. See also apolar interaction...

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