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  Definition of response
  1. 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"
  2. a phrase recited or sung by the congregation following a versicle by the priest or minister
  3. the manner in which something is greeted; "she did not expect the cold reception she received from her superiors"
  4. 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"
  5. the speech act of continuing a conversational exchange; "he growled his reply"
  6. a result; "this situation developed in response to events in Africa"
Similar Words: reaction, reception, answer, reply

 

Hyponyms: automatism, rebound, overreaction, galvanic skin response, GSR, psychogalvanic response, electrodermal response, electrical skin response, Fere phenomenon, Tarchanoff phenomenon, immune response, immune reaction, immunologic response, tropism, taxis, kinesis, double take, reflex, instinctive reflex, innate reflex, inborn reflex, unconditioned reflex, physiological reaction, learned reaction, learned response, passage, passing, answer, transfusion reaction, rescript, feedback, counterblast, non sequitur, rejoinder, retort, return, riposte, replication, comeback, counter, echo, reaction

 

Derivational Morphology: react, respond, answer, reply

 

Anagrams: poorness, press on

 

 
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