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coaction1

[koh-ak-shuh n] /koʊˈæk ʃən/
noun
1.
force or compulsion, either in restraining or in impelling.
Origin
1350-1400
1350-1400; Middle English < Latin coāctiōn- (stem of coactiō), equivalent to coāct(us) (past participle of cōgere; see cogent, co-, act) + -iōn- -ion

coaction2

[koh-ak-shuh n] /koʊˈæk ʃən/
noun
1.
joint action.
2.
Ecology. any interaction among organisms within a community.
Origin
1615-25; co- + action
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  • coaction of light-controlled reactions induced by the red and blue light on photosynthesis and morphogenesis in radish plants.
British Dictionary definitions for coaction

coaction1

/kəʊˈækʃən/
noun
1.
any relationship between organisms within a community
2.
joint action
Derived Forms
coactive, adjective
coactively, adverb
coactivity, noun
Word Origin
C17: co- + action

coaction2

/kəʊˈækʃən/
noun
1.
(obsolete) a force or compulsion, either to compel or restrain
Word Origin
C14: from Late Latin coāctiō, from Latin cōgere to constrain, compel
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