What does response mean?

Definitions for response
rɪˈspɒnsre·sponse

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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. Nick Lawson:

    The key will be the response of other central banks ... There should be further pressure on the currencies of China's trade partners.

  2. Hamish Tadgell:

    We’ve seen clearly a huge wave of liquidity coming to equities in response to the vaccine news and in response to U.S. election news, but there are still risks, and as a result we could see the market pull back, I think, particularly as we come into sort of the Christmas period.

  3. Jeff Chapin:

    All springs kind of feel the same—you push down on ’em, and they push back a bit; you push down more, and they push back a bigger amount. It’s a linear response, memory foam is more interesting. It contours; you get a much more even distribution of pressure.

  4. Karen Bradley:

    We need to ensure that where a serious crime has been committed, the police are informed and can instigate an appropriate multi-agency response to protect girls and bring perpetrators to justice.

  5. Donald Trump:

    We haven't heard any response yet, but Prince Charles has been to Mar-a-Lago, and I know Prince Charles likes it.

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