Meaning of REACTION in English
( n. )
The mutual or reciprocal action of chemical agents upon each other, or the action upon such chemical agents of some form of energy, as heat, light, or electricity, resulting in a chemical change in one or more of these agents, with the production of new compounds or the manifestation of distinctive characters. See Blowpipe reaction, Flame reaction, under Blowpipe, and Flame.
Webster's Revised Unabridged English Dictionary. Пересмотренный полный словарь английского языка Webster. 2012