But the American desire to be the center of all things makes the story of markets selling in reaction to Obama too tempting.
JUDNICK: My reaction is so visceral that I immediately, like you, isolate myself so I can breathe.
Bundy offered his own view: “My five-second reaction is to have the small war but not today.”
In reaction Congress created a secret court that oversaw foreign intelligence surveillance inside the United States.
What would the reaction be if Bush had held two music parties during a time of national disaster?
It must be remembered that following the war there was a reaction against Seward.
The business world reflects the disturbance of war's reaction.
"You can bet their first reaction would be to dismantle the ship at sight," Garth informed him.
Her eyes were blazing with an anger the more fierce in that some of it was reaction.
Not that the reaction is so definitely formulated in the moment of experience; but this is something of what is felt.
"action in resistance or response to another action or power," 1610s, from re- "again, anew" + action (q.v.). Modeled on French réaction, older Italian reattione, from Medieval Latin reactionem (nominative reactio), noun of action formed in Late Latin from past participle stem of Latin reagere "react," from re- "back" + agere "to do, act" (see act (v.)).
Originally scientific; physiological sense is attested from 1805; psychological sense first recorded 1887; general sense of "action or feeling in response" (to a statement, event, etc.) is recorded from 1914. Reaction time, "time elapsing between the action of an external stimulus and the giving of a signal in reply," attested by 1874.
reaction re·ac·tion (rē-āk'shən)
A response of an organism or living tissue to a stimulus.
The state resulting from such a response.
A chemical change or transformation in which a substance decomposes, combines with other substances, or interchanges constituents with other substances.
The response of cells or tissues to an antigen, as in a test for immunization.
A pattern of behavior constituting a mental disorder or personality type.