1. That series of actions, changes or functions that bring about the failure of a person’s intended end or result. 2. Ongoing, downward movement in the opposite of the direction one intends. 3. An action motivated by a counter-intention.
1. The interaction of two or more agents or forces so that their combined effect is less than the sum of their individual effects. 3. The potential ability of individual organizations or groups to be less successful and nonproductive as a result of a merger. 4. Competitive interaction between partners in a relationship that creates a reduced combined result that is less than the sum of their individual results.