2 definitions found

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Response \Re*sponse"\ (r?*sp?ns"), noun [OF. response, respons, F. r['e]ponse, from L. responsum, from respondere. See {Respond}.]

1. The act of responding.

2. An answer or reply. Specifically: (a) Reply to an objection in formal disputation. --I. Watts. (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. --Busby.

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:



1: a result; "this situation developed in response to events in Africa"

2: 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" [syn: {reaction}, {response}]

3: 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" [syn: {answer}, {reply}, {response}]

4: the manner in which something is greeted; "she did not expect the cold reception she received from her superiors" [syn: {reception}, {response}]

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

6: the speech act of continuing a conversational exchange; "he growled his reply" [syn: {reply}, {response}]

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

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