concerted reaction


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concerted reaction

[kən′sərd·əd rē′ak·shən]
(organic chemistry)
A reaction in which there is a simultaneous occurrence of bond making and bond breaking.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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However, who can believe such nonsense when Assad has been engaging in widespread slaughter for almost four years, with no concerted reaction from the international community.
Foreign ministers of the Islamic countries convened at an emergency meeting of the Organization of the Islamic Conference (OIC) in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia on Sunday to discuss the issue and work out a concerted reaction to the Israeli crime.
It was a booking, but no more and the concerted reaction of the Barcelona players, Ronaldinho to the fore, certainly forced the referee's hand, even though the Norwegian waited 90 seconds before showing the red card.
In addition, his advocacy of "massive and concerted reaction" over-eggs the pudding in a manner that tends to characterise both sides of the debate, often leaving the public none the wiser.
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