Definitions for Responserɪˈspɒns

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

re•sponse*rɪˈspɒns(n.)

  1. an answer; reply; rejoinder.

  2. any behavior of a living organism that results from an external or internal stimulus.

    Category: Biology

  3. a verse, sentence, phrase, or word said or sung by the choir or congregation in reply to the officiant in a religious service.

    Category: Religion

* Syn: See answer.

Origin of response:

1250–1300; ME respounse < MF respons < L respōnsum, n. use of neut. ptp. of respondēre to respond

Princeton's WordNet

  1. response(noun)

    a result

    "this situation developed in response to events in Africa"

  2. reaction, response(noun)

    a bodily process occurring due to the effect of some antecedent stimulus or agent

    "a bad reaction to the medicine"; "his responses have slowed with age"

  3. answer, reply, response(noun)

    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 answer"; "he wrote replies to several of his critics"

  4. reception, response(noun)

    the manner in which something is greeted

    "she did not expect the cold reception she received from her superiors"

  5. response(noun)

    a phrase recited or sung by the congregation following a versicle by the priest or minister

  6. reply, response(noun)

    the speech act of continuing a conversational exchange

    "he growled his reply"

  7. response(noun)

    the manner in which an electrical or mechanical device responds to an input signal or a range of input signals

Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary

  1. response(noun)ɪˈspɒns

    a reaction or answer

    the government's response to the report

  2. responseɪˈspɒns

    as a result or reaction to

    A new unit was set up in response to the demand for service.

  3. responseɪˈspɒns

    a reply to a letter or email

    I got/received no response to my email.

Wiktionary

  1. response(Noun)

    An answer or reply, or something in the nature of an answer or reply.

  2. response(Noun)

    The act of responding or replying; reply: as, to speak in response to a question.

  3. response(Noun)

    An oracular answer.

  4. response(Noun)

    (liturgics) A verse, sentence, phrase, or word said or sung by the choir or congregation in sequence or reply to the priest or officiant.

  5. response(Noun)

    (liturgics) A versicle or anthem said or sung during or after a lection; a respond or responsory.

  6. response(Noun)

    A reply to an objection in formal disputation.

  7. response(Noun)

    An online advertising performance metric representing one click-through from an online ad to its destination URL

  8. Origin: ultimately from the responsum, a nominal use of the neuter form of responsus, the perfect passive participle of respondeo, from re + spondeo.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Response(noun)

    the act of responding

  2. Response(noun)

    an answer or reply

  3. Response(noun)

    reply to an objection in formal disputation

  4. Response(noun)

    the answer of the people or congregation to the priest or clergyman, in the litany and other parts of divine service

  5. Response(noun)

    a kind of anthem sung after the lessons of matins and some other parts of the office

  6. Response(noun)

    a repetition of the given subject in a fugue by another part on the fifth above or fourth below

British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'Response' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #991

  2. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'Response' in Written Corpus Frequency: #1548

  3. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'Response' in Nouns Frequency: #348


Translations for Response

Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary

response(noun)

a reply or reaction

Our letters have never met with any response; My suggestions met with little response.

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