co-action

coaction

1 [koh-ak-shuhn]
noun
force or compulsion, either in restraining or in impelling.

Origin:
1350–1400; Middle English < Latin coāctiōn- (stem of coactiō), equivalent to coāct(us) (past participle of cōgere; see cogent, co-, act) + -iōn- -ion

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coaction

2 [koh-ak-shuhn]
noun
1.
joint action.
2.
Ecology. any interaction among organisms within a community.

Origin:
1615–25; co- + action

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coaction1 (kəʊˈækʃən)
 
n
1.  any relationship between organisms within a community
2.  joint action
 
[C17: co- + action]
 
co'active1
 
adj
 
co'actively1
 
adv
 
coac'tivity1
 
n

coaction2 (kəʊˈækʃən)
 
n
obsolete a force or compulsion, either to compel or restrain
 
[C14: from Late Latin coāctiō, from Latin cōgere to constrain, compel]

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