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[in-ter-ak-shuh-niz-uh m] /ˌɪn tərˈæk ʃəˌnɪz əm/

noun, Philosophy.
a theory that the mind and the body may each affect the other.
(philosophy) the dualistic doctrine that holds that mind and body have a causal effect upon one another, as when pricking one’s finger (physical) causes pain (mental), or an embarrassing memory (mental) causes one to blush (physical) Compare parallelism (sense 3)


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