- force or compulsion, either in restraining or in impelling.
Origin of coaction1
- joint action.
- Ecology. any interaction among organisms within a community.
Origin of coaction2
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And this I haue here promised and sworne, procéedeth of mine owne desire and frée voluntée, and by no constraining or coaction.
- any relationship between organisms within a community
- joint action
C17: co- + action
- obsolete a force or compulsion, either to compel or restrain
C14: from Late Latin coāctiō, from Latin cōgere to constrain, compel
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