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 for interaction
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Interaction \In`ter*ac"tion\, n.
     1. Intermediate action.
        [1913 Webster]
  
     2. Mutual or reciprocal action or influence; as, the
        interaction of the heart and lungs on each other.
        [1913 Webster]
  
     3. Hence: (Physics) The effect, such as exertion of a force,
        that one object exerts on another, especially the capture
        or emission of a particle.
        [PJC]
  
     4. Communication between people, or the actions of people
        that affect others.
        [PJC]

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  interaction
      n 1: a mutual or reciprocal action; interacting
      2: (physics) the transfer of energy between elementary particles
         or between an elementary particle and a field or between
         fields; mediated by gauge bosons [syn: interaction,
         fundamental interaction]

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  51 Moby Thesaurus words for "interaction":
     ESP, alternation, answer, coaction, commerce, communication,
     communion, complementary distribution, concurrence, congress,
     connection, contact, conversation, converse, cooperation,
     correspondence, dealing, dealings, engagement, exchange,
     information, interchange, intercommunication, intercommunion,
     intercourse, interlacing, intermeshing, interplay, intertwining,
     interweaving, interworking, linguistic intercourse, mesh, meshing,
     message, quid pro quo, reply, response, seesaw, social intercourse,
     speaking, speech, speech circuit, speech situation, talking,
     telepathy, tit for tat, touch, traffic, truck,
     two-way communication
  
  

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