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\rē-ˈak-tər\ (plural)

Etymology: re- a prefix, occurring originally in loanwords from Latin, used with the meaning “again” or “again and again” to indicate repetition, or with the meaning “back” or “backward” to indicate withdrawal or backward motion.+from O.Fr. action, from L. actionem (nom. actio), from stem of agere "to do" (see act). Meaning "fighting" is from 1599.
Function: Noun

1: An isolated structure, device, model, area, organization or substance which creates an effect in whatever surrounds it being this biological, social, nuclear, etc. And which becomes a fundamental element in this effects, it produces some kind of immediate response towards the effect it creates.


(Rodrigo Langarica 26.11.07)
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