Response meaning

rĭ-spŏns'
A reply or an answer.
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The act of responding.
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Response is defined as an answer to a question.

An example of response is what happens after the question during a question and answer discussion.

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A reply to an objection in formal disputation.
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An online advertising performance metric representing one click-through from an online ad to its destination URL.
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Something said or done in answer; reply or reaction.
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(liturgics) A versicle or anthem said or sung during or after a lection; a respond or responsory.
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A reaction, as that of an organism or any of its parts, to a specific stimulus.
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An answer or reply, or something in the nature of an answer or reply.
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The ratio of the output to the input, as for a given frequency, of a device or system operating under specified conditions.
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The act of responding or replying; reply: as, to speak in response to a question.
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An oracular answer.
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Any biological reaction or behavior resulting from the application of a stimulus.
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(liturgics) A verse, sentence, phrase, or word said or sung by the choir or congregation in sequence or reply to the priest or officiant.
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The definition of response is a reaction after something is done.

An example of response is how someone reacts to an ink blot on a card.

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A reaction, as that of an organism or a mechanism, to a specific stimulus.
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A reaction, as that of an organism or any of its parts, to a specific stimulus.
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Origin of response

  • Middle English respons from Old French from Latin respōnsum from neuter past participle of respondēre to respond respond
    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
  • Old French, ultimately from the Latin respōnsum, a nominal use of the neuter form of respōnsus, the perfect passive participle of respondeō, from re (“again") + spondeō (“promise").
    From Wiktionary