1 a result; "this situation developed in response to events in Africa"
2 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" [syn: reaction]
3 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" [syn: answer, reply]
4 the manner in which something is greeted; "she did not expect the cold reception she received from her superiors" [syn: reception]
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]
- UK: /rɪˈspɒns/
- An answer or reply, or something in the nature of an answer or reply.
- The act of responding or replying; reply: as, to speak in response to a question.
- An oracular answer.
- (liturgics) A verse, sentence, phrase, or word said or sung by the choir or congregation in sequence or reply to the priest or officiant.
- (liturgics) A versicle or anthem said or sung during or after a lection; a respond or responsory.
- A reply to an objection in formal disputation.
- An online advertising performance metric representing one click-through from an online ad to its destination URL
- 1338: Robert
Mannyng, Middle English Chronicle
- What was his respons written, I ne sauh no herd.
Alfred Tennyson, The Two Voices
- Then did my response clearer fall:"No compound of this earthly ballIs like another, all in all."
- 1874: James Sully,
Sensation and Intuition, p. 17.
- There seems a vast psychological interval between an emotional response to the action of some grateful stimulus and the highly complex intellectual and emotional development implied in a distinct appreciation of objective beauty.
the act of responding or replying
- Dutch: antwoord
A response is the following:
- Often a response is the result of a stimulus.
- Usually a response is a reply to a query.
- In data transmission, a response is the content of the control field of a response frame advising the primary station concerning the processing by the secondary station of one or more command frames.
- In telecommunications, a response is the effect of a driving signal upon an active or passive device. An output resulting from an input.
- In liturgy, a response (symbol "R/" or "℟") is a line spoken or sung by a congregation or sung by a choir, answering a versicle.
- In emergency management, response is one of four phases in the emergency management cycle.
response in German: Response
response in Spanish: Respuesta
response in Japanese: レスポンス
response in Tamil: தூண்டற்பேறு
response in Chinese: 回應
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