What does response mean?

Definitions for response
rɪˈspɒnsre·sponse

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. responsenoun

    a result

    "this situation developed in response to events in Africa"

  2. reaction, responsenoun

    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, responsenoun

    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, responsenoun

    the manner in which something is greeted

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

  5. responsenoun

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

  6. reply, responsenoun

    the speech act of continuing a conversational exchange

    "he growled his reply"

  7. responsenoun

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

Wiktionary

  1. responsenoun

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

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

  2. responsenoun

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

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

  3. responsenoun

    An oracular answer.

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

  4. responsenoun

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

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

  5. responsenoun

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

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

  6. responsenoun

    A reply to an objection in formal disputation.

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

  7. responsenoun

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

    Etymology: 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. Responsenoun

    the act of responding

    Etymology: [OF. response, respons, F. rponse, from L. responsum, from respondere. See Respond.]

  2. Responsenoun

    an answer or reply

    Etymology: [OF. response, respons, F. rponse, from L. responsum, from respondere. See Respond.]

  3. Responsenoun

    reply to an objection in formal disputation

    Etymology: [OF. response, respons, F. rponse, from L. responsum, from respondere. See Respond.]

  4. Responsenoun

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

    Etymology: [OF. response, respons, F. rponse, from L. responsum, from respondere. See Respond.]

  5. Responsenoun

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

    Etymology: [OF. response, respons, F. rponse, from L. responsum, from respondere. See Respond.]

  6. Responsenoun

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

    Etymology: [OF. response, respons, F. rponse, from L. responsum, from respondere. See Respond.]

Editors Contribution

  1. response

    An accurate, perfect, efficient and effective reply to a form of communication.

    The gave a response to the social media message and said they are delighted to attend the wedding.

    Submitted by MaryC on January 11, 2020  

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

How to pronounce response?

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of response in Chaldean Numerology is: 2

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of response in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3

Examples of response in a Sentence

  1. Debra Aho Williamson:

    People are used to seeing beautiful brand imagery in their feeds, now they will see some direct response ads and we all know the baggage that comes with that.

  2. Noah Bookbinder:

    The Obama administration agreed to release the visitor logs in response to our lawsuits, and despite the Trump administration's worry over 'grave national security risks and concerns,' only positives for the American people came out of them, this week, we sued the Trump administration to make sure they would continue to release the logs. It looks like we'll see them in court.

  3. Karin Nielsen-Saines:

    Even after the brain is formed, there are some problems that happen, there’s atrophy, there’s damage, even later in pregnancy. So just because someone’s reached the second trimester, it does n’t mean that there could n’t be a problem if they were to contract Zika. ’’ That type of damage can take several weeks to become apparent in prenatal testing. By the time some women learn what Zika has done to the fetuses they are carrying, their access to legal abortion could be blocked in most states. The telephone poll of 1,016 adults was conducted July 20 to 24, during the week when Florida announced it had discovered two people who hadpossibly contracted Zika locally, most likely through the bite of an infected mosquito. Since then, the number of cases in the Florida outbreak — believed to be centered in a one-square mile area just north of downtown Miami — hasswelled to 15. The poll — which had a margin of error of plus or minus 3.6 percentage points — also found that only 44 percent of Americans realized the Zika funding stalemate has not yet been resolved. Lawmakers left Washington last month after Senate Democratswould n’t back a dealnegotiated by House and Senate Republicans that included provisions affecting Planned Parenthood and the Affordable Care Act. Of people who were aware that Congress has not yet provided Zika funding, 55 percent said not passing the legislation is a problem. More blamed the Republicans than the Democrats for the continued impasse — 42 percent said it was the Republicans ’ fault, compared with 22 percent who faulted the Democrats. Seventeen percent said both parties are equally to blame. The apportionment of blame generally followed party lines. About one-fourth of those polled said funding Zika response efforts should be a top priority for the federal budget, nearly half said it was important but not a top priority, and 20 percent said it was not that important. The poll also showed that in the third week of July, barely half of Americans — 52 percent — felt Zika posed a public health threat in this country. And only 22 percent felt that it was a major threat. But it is not known whether the growing outbreak in Florida has changed opinions on that question.

  4. David Malpass:

    Clearly, coronavirus is slowing growth in the first half of 2020. What the long-term consequences are we'll have to see as the response occurs and the adjustments are made, china is just coming back from a long Lunar New Year holiday, so we'll have to evaluate the growth.

  5. Benjamin Netanyahu:

    We don't want escalation, but we are responding to every attack against us with a very sharp attack and response. Islamic Jihad best understand that now rather than when Islamic Jihad's too late for Islamic Jihad.

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