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[in-ter-akt] /ˌɪn tərˈækt/
verb (used without object)
to act one upon another.
Origin of interact
1740-50; inter- + act Unabridged
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Examples from the web for interacting
  • Images of interacting immune cells reveal structured connections similar to the ones neurons use to communicate.
  • Typically, a low-energy neutrino will travel through many light-years of normal matter before interacting with anything.
  • The traits of a living thing depend on the complex mixture of interacting components inside it.
  • Interference is defined as the result of two or more wave functions interacting.
  • Because the quarks and gluons within a proton are constantly interacting, a proton-proton collision is an inherently messy affair.
  • In practice, it is a group of interacting technologies that matter, and that can be provided simultaneously.
  • The vast majority of this research has focused on relationships between real individuals interacting face-to-face.
  • The consciousness and soul do not die but they can make progress only interacting with body.
  • No more, in any case, that can be gleaned from interacting with humans.
  • The winged creatures fly freely, interacting with flowers and plants.
British Dictionary definitions for interacting


(intransitive) to act on or in close relation with each other
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Word Origin and History for interacting



"to act on each other," 1805, from inter- + act (v.). Related: Interacted; interacting.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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