response

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re·sponse

noun \ri-ˈspän(t)s\

: something that is said or written as a reply to something

: something that is done as a reaction to something else

Full Definition of RESPONSE

1
:  an act of responding
2
:  something constituting a reply or a reaction: as
a :  a verse, phrase, or word sung or said by the people or choir after or in reply to the officiant in a liturgical service
b :  the activity or inhibition of previous activity of an organism or any of its parts resulting from stimulation
c :  the output of a transducer or detecting device resulting from a given input

Examples of RESPONSE

  1. He got a response to his letter.
  2. I am writing in response to your letter of July 17.
  3. When I told him my plan, I wasn't expecting such an enthusiastic response.
  4. Her response to their decision was to threaten to quit her job.
  5. When you knocked on the door, was there any response?

Origin of RESPONSE

Middle English & Latin; Middle English respounce, from Anglo-French respuns, respounce, from Latin responsum reply, from neuter of responsus, past participle of respondēre
First Known Use: 14th century

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Other Audio Recording Terms

baffle, dub, fidelity, transcription, treble

re·sponse

noun \ri-ˈspän(t)s\   (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of RESPONSE

: the activity or inhibition of previous activity of an organism or any of its parts resulting from stimulation <a conditioned response>

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