Definitions for: Response

[n] a bodily process occurring due to the effect of some foregoing stimulus or agent; "a bad reaction to the medicine"; "his responses have slowed with age"
[n] the manner in which something is greeted; "she did not expect the cold reception she received from her superiors"
[n] a phrase recited or sung by the congregation following a versicle by the priest or minister
[n] a statement (either spoken or written) that is made in 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"
[n] the speech act of continuing a conversational exchange; "he growled his reply"
[n] a result; "this situation developed in response to events in Africa"

Webster (1913) Definition: Re*sponse" (r?*sp?ns"), n. [OF. response, respons, F.
r['e]ponse, from L. responsum, from respondere. See
1. The act of responding.

2. An answer or reply. Specifically:
(a) Reply to an objection in formal disputation. --I.
(b) (Eccl.) The answer of the people or congregation to
the priest or clergyman, in the litany and other parts
of divine service.
(c) (R.C.Ch.) A kind of anthem sung after the lessons of
matins and some other parts of the office.
(d) (Mus.) A repetition of the given subject in a fugue by
another part on the fifth above or fourth below.

Synonyms: answer, reaction, reception, reply

See Also: activity, answer, automatism, bodily function, bodily process, body process, comeback, consequence, counter, counterblast, double take, echo, effect, electrical skin response, electrodermal response, event, feedback, Fere phenomenon, galvanic skin response, greeting, GSR, immune reaction, immune response, immunologic response, inborn reflex, innate reflex, instinctive reflex, issue, kinesis, learned reaction, learned response, non sequitur, outcome, overreaction, passage, passing, phrase, physiological reaction, psychogalvanic response, reaction, rebound, reflex, rejoinder, replication, rescript, result, retort, return, riposte, salutation, speech act, statement, Tarchanoff phenomenon, taxis, transfusion reaction, tropism, unconditioned reflex, upshot

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