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reaction

noun (BEHAVIOUR)    /riˈæk.ʃən/
B2 B2 [C] behaviour, a feeling or an action that is a direct result of something else: I love to watch people's reactions when I say who I am. There has been an immediate/widespread/hostile reaction against the government's proposed tax increases. Reactions to the proposal so far have been adverse/favourable/mixed.Reacting and responding reactions [plural] someone's ability to act quickly when something happens: You need to have quick reactions to play these computer games.Reacting and responding [C usually singular] a type of behaviour or opinion that is produced or held with the intention of being different from something else: Her left-wing views are a reaction against the conservatism of her parents.Reacting and responding
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