interact

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • v interact act together or towards others or with others "He should interact more with his colleagues"
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: In astrology, synastry is the comparison of natal charts to forecast how people will interact.
    • n Interact A short act or piece between others, as in a play; an interlude; hence, intermediate employment or time.
    • v. i Interact To act upon each other; as, two agents mutually interact .
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: It takes an interaction of 72 different muscles to produce human speech.
    • n interact In the drama, the interval between two acts, or a short piece between others; an interlude; hence, any intermediate employment or time.
    • interact To act reciprocally; act on each other.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: Boredom can lead to madness in parrots. When caged by themselves and neglected for long periods of time, these intelligent, sociable birds can easily become mentally ill. Many inflict wounds upon themselves, develop strange tics, and rip out their own feathers. The birds need constant interaction, affection, and mental stimulation; some bird authorities have determined that some parrot breeds have the mental abilities of a 5-year-old human child. Should a neglected parrot go mad, there is little that can be done to restore it to normalcy. In England, there are "mental institutions" for such unfortunate creatures.
    • n Interact in-tėr-akt′ a short piece in a play acted between the principal pieces: the interval between the acts of a drama
    • v.i Interact to act on one another
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Quotations

  • Frances Moore Lappe
    Frances Moore Lappe
    “The act of putting into your mouth what the earth has grown is perhaps your most direct interaction with the earth.”
  • Gary Zukav
    Gary Zukav
    “When you interact with another, an illusion is part of this dynamic. This illusion allows each soul to perceive what it needs to understands in order to heal.”
  • Wieder Marcia
    Wieder Marcia
    “It's how we spend our time here and now, that really matters. If you are fed up with the way you have come to interact with time, change it.”

Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
Pref. inter-, + act,. Cf. Entr'acte

Usage

In literature:

Between reserve in expression and reserve in thought there must be interaction.
"Historical Essays" by James Ford Rhodes
The processes of the soul are construed as interactions between the soul and surrounding objects.
"The Approach to Philosophy" by Ralph Barton Perry
There is an interacting and interweaving of the facts and principles.
"Colleges in America" by John Marshall Barker
Will this trait and our insatiable curiosity interact on each other?
"This Simian World" by Clarence Day
The first interaction is between Her and the Third Person of the Trinity; by His action She becomes capable of giving birth to form.
"Esoteric Christianity, or The Lesser Mysteries" by Annie Besant
And this ideal was itself built up by the unceasing interaction of the whole upon the parts and the parts upon the whole.
"The Heart of Nature" by Francis Younghusband
The Concept of Interaction 339 2.
"Introduction to the Science of Sociology" by Robert E. Park
So far we have dealt with cases in which the production of a character is dependent upon the interaction of two factors.
"Mendelism" by Reginald Crundall Punnett
These two strata of mental life are in perpetual interaction one with the other.
"The Practice of Autosuggestion" by C. Harry Brooks
It is possible even that characters that are entirely new may be produced by the interaction of factors brought into recombination.
"A Critique of the Theory of Evolution" by Thomas Hunt Morgan
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In news:

E-banking means fewer visits to the branch and fewer opportunities for banks to interact with customers.
Different Buddhist traditions are meeting and interacting with one another here in the West, often for the first time in centuries.
The Varolii Interact Cloud Dialer , an agent-to-consumer interaction solution that uses cloud-based predictive dialer technology to modernize customer outreach, was recently unveiled.
Predictive dialers are integral to today's call centers as they improve customer interactions while reducing agent idle time.
Interaction Dialer 4.0 delivers improved answering machine detection, simplified management, and more effective execution of campaigns.
The Grandville Senior Neighbors Travel Club is looking for area seniors to attend Chicago's longest-running audience-interactive dinner show on Sept 19.
The Grandville Senior Neighbors Travel Club is looking for area seniors to attend Chicago’s longest-running audience-interactive dinner show on Sept 19.
And Jill Howard-Allen, online marketing manager, Southwest Airlines helped answer those questions by discussing ways their companies utilized social media like My-Space, YouTube and other interactive applications.
The new first-person adventure game marks Sarandon's first foray into interactive entertainment.
AV & Interactive Technologies for Higher Education.
Dita Uses Interactive Training to Turn Retailers Into 'Stylists.
ICMI 2012 Doctoral Consortium 14th International Conference on Multimodal Interaction Oct 22-26, Santa Monica, CA.
City Interactive has released Dogfight 1942 for Xbox Live Arcade.
See the latest INTERACTIVE Doppler Radar image.
Tropical Storm Interactive Doppler Radar Map.
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In science:

It contains also self-interaction. The self-interaction may be reduced by the method of the classical electromagnetic field theory . In this article we are not concerned with self-interaction.
On the Lorentz Invariant Gravitation Field Theory
In two appendices we calculate the Wigner transform of the interaction term in the S matrix method, to first order in gradients; appendix I treats the case of spin-independent interactions, appendix II that of spin-dependent interactions.
Large amplitude spin waves in ultra-cold gases
Kac’s potentials is a short way to denote two-body ferromagnetic interactions with range 1 γ , where γ is a dimensionless parameter such that when γ → 0, i.e. very long range, the strength of the interaction becomes very weak, but in such a way that the total interaction between one spin and all the others is finite.
One-dimensional random field Kac's model: localization of the phases
FIG. 3: (a) Linear chain showing nearest and next neighbor interactions and (b) graph on which nearest neighbor interaction is equivalent to the linear chain with nearest and next neighbor interactions.
Absence of jump discontinuity in the magnetization in quasi-one-dimensional random-field Ising models
The s-wave contact interaction, or s-wave resonant interaction, is purely a quantum mechanical effect, and has no classical counterpart, unlike the Coulomb interaction.
S-wave contact interaction problem: A simple description
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