What does response mean?

Definitions for response
rɪˈspɒnsre·sponse

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word response.

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

Wiktionary

  1. response(Noun)

    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. response(Noun)

    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. response(Noun)

    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. 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.

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

  5. response(Noun)

    (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. response(Noun)

    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. response(Noun)

    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. Response(noun)

    the act of responding

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

  2. Response(noun)

    an answer or reply

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

  3. Response(noun)

    reply to an objection in formal disputation

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

  4. Response(noun)

    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. Response(noun)

    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. Response(noun)

    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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How to say response in sign language?

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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. Jessica Ilunga:

    The police and the army are not involved in Ebola response activities and their role has never been to enforce sanitary measures.

  2. Carlos Mesa:

    I am here to receive Mr. Camacho and express our solidarity and support for his basic right of free movement and his right to petition, i think this is a fundamental moment for the opposition that believes in a democratic response and a peaceful way out.

  3. Rob Khazzam:

    It is not a ban. Uber has not been banned in Budapest, it is simply a forced suspension, we have been left no other alternative by the authorities in Hungary in response to these developments.

  4. Vice President Terry Dittes:

    United Auto Workers are awaiting their response.

  5. Tal Zaks:

    We've demonstrated that these antibodies, this immune response, can actually block the virus, i think this is a very important first step in our journey towards having a vaccine.

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