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Noun: response  ri'spón(t)s
  1. A result
    "this situation developed in response to events in Africa"
  2. A bodily process occurring due to the effect of some antecedent stimulus or agent
    "his responses have slowed with age";
    - reaction
  3. A statement (either spoken or written) that is made to reply to a question or request or criticism or accusation
    "I waited several days for his response";
    - answer, reply
  4. The manner in which something is greeted
    "she did not expect the cold response she received from her superiors";
    - reception
  5. A phrase recited or sung by the congregation following a versicle by the priest or minister
  6. The speech act of continuing a conversational exchange
    "he growled his response";
    - reply
  7. The manner in which an electrical or mechanical device responds to an input signal or a range of input signals

Derived forms: responses

Type of: activity, bodily function, bodily process, body process, consequence, effect, event, fashion, greeting, issue, manner, mode, outcome, phrase, result, salutation, speech act, statement, style, upshot, way

Encyclopedia: Response