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re·sponse

 (rĭ-spŏns′)
n.
1. The act of responding.
2. A reply or an answer.
3. A reaction, as that of an organism or a mechanism, to a specific stimulus: a microphone's response to certain frequencies; response by the immune system to a pathogen.
4.
a. Ecclesiastical Something that is spoken or sung by a congregation or choir in answer to the officiating minister or priest.
b. A responsory.

[Middle English respons, from Old French, from Latin respōnsum, from neuter past participle of respondēre, to respond; see respond.]
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response

(rɪˈspɒns)
n
1. the act of responding; reply or reaction
2. (Bridge) bridge a bid replying to a partner's bid or double
3. (Ecclesiastical Terms) (usually plural) Christianity a short sentence or phrase recited or sung by the choir or congregation in reply to the officiant at a church service
4. (Electronics) electronics the ratio of the output to the input level, at a particular frequency, of a transmission line or electrical device
5. (Physiology) any pattern of glandular, muscular, or electrical reactions that arises from stimulation of the nervous system
[C14: from Latin rēsponsum answer, from rēspondēre to respond]
reˈsponseless adj
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re•sponse

(rɪˈspɒns)

n.
1. an answer; reply; rejoinder.
2. any behavior of a living organism that results from an external or internal stimulus.
3. a verse, sentence, phrase, or word said or sung by the choir or congregation in reply to the officiant in a religious service.
[1250–1300; Middle English respounse < Middle French respons < Latin respōnsum, n. use of neuter past participle of respondēre to respond]
syn: See answer.
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.response - a resultresponse - a result; "this situation developed in response to events in Africa"
consequence, effect, result, upshot, outcome, event, issue - a phenomenon that follows and is caused by some previous phenomenon; "the magnetic effect was greater when the rod was lengthwise"; "his decision had depressing consequences for business"; "he acted very wise after the event"
reaction - a response that reveals a person's feelings or attitude; "he was pleased by the audience's reaction to his performance"; "John feared his mother's reaction when she saw the broken lamp"
2.response - 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"
automatism - any reaction that occurs automatically without conscious thought or reflection (especially the undirected behavior seen in psychomotor epilepsy)
rebound - a reaction to a crisis or setback or frustration; "he is still on the rebound from his wife's death"
overreaction - an excessive reaction; a reaction with inappropriate emotional behavior
electrical skin response, electrodermal response, Fere phenomenon, galvanic skin response, GSR, psychogalvanic response, Tarchanoff phenomenon - a change in the electrical properties of the skin in response to stress or anxiety; can be measured either by recording the electrical resistance of the skin or by recording weak currents generated by the body
immune reaction, immune response, immunologic response - a bodily defense reaction that recognizes an invading substance (an antigen: such as a virus or fungus or bacteria or transplanted organ) and produces antibodies specific against that antigen
tropism - an involuntary orienting response; positive or negative reaction to a stimulus source
taxis - a locomotor response toward or away from an external stimulus by a motile (and usually simple) organism
kinesis - a movement that is a response to a stimulus but is not oriented with respect to the source of stimulation
double take - a delayed reaction indicating surprise
learned reaction, learned response - a reaction that has been acquired by learning
passing, passage - a bodily reaction of changing from one place or stage to another; "the passage of air from the lungs"; "the passing of flatus"
answer - a nonverbal reaction; "his answer to any problem was to get drunk"; "their answer was to sue me"
transfusion reaction - reaction of the body to a transfusion of blood that is not compatible with its own blood; an adverse reaction can range from fever and hives to renal failure and shock and death
bodily function, bodily process, body process, activity - an organic process that takes place in the body; "respiratory activity"
3.response - a statement (either spoken or written) that is made to reply to a question or request or criticism or accusationresponse - 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"
statement - a message that is stated or declared; a communication (oral or written) setting forth particulars or facts etc; "according to his statement he was in London on that day"
rescript - a reply by a Pope to an inquiry concerning a point of law or morality
feedback - response to an inquiry or experiment
4.response - the manner in which something is greetedresponse - the manner in which something is greeted; "she did not expect the cold reception she received from her superiors"
greeting, salutation - (usually plural) an acknowledgment or expression of good will (especially on meeting)
5.response - a phrase recited or sung by the congregation following a versicle by the priest or minister
phrase - an expression consisting of one or more words forming a grammatical constituent of a sentence
6.response - the speech act of continuing a conversational exchange; "he growled his reply"
counterblast - a vigorous and unrestrained response; "her tirade provoked a counterblast from her husband"
speech act - the use of language to perform some act
non sequitur - a reply that has no relevance to what preceded it
comeback, rejoinder, retort, riposte, replication, counter, return - a quick reply to a question or remark (especially a witty or critical one); "it brought a sharp rejoinder from the teacher"
echo - a reply that repeats what has just been said
answer - the speech act of replying to a question
7.response - the manner in which an electrical or mechanical device responds to an input signal or a range of input signals
fashion, manner, mode, style, way - how something is done or how it happens; "her dignified manner"; "his rapid manner of talking"; "their nomadic mode of existence"; "in the characteristic New York style"; "a lonely way of life"; "in an abrasive fashion"
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response

noun answer, return, reply, reaction, comeback (informal), feedback, retort, acknowledgment, riposte, counterattack, rejoinder, counterblast There has been no response to his remarks.
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response

noun
1. Something spoken or written in return, as to a question or demand:
2. An action elicited by a stimulus:
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Translations
اِسْتِجابَةرَد، جَواب، إجابَه
odezvaodpověďreakceodpovídáníreagování
svarkorsvarreaktion
vastaus
odgovor
responsorium
svarsvar, viîbragî
返答
응답
odgovorodziv
svar
คำตอบ
cevapkilisede cemaatin söylediği parçatepkiyanıt
câu trả lời

response

[rɪsˈpɒns]
A. N
1. (= answer) (gen) → contestación f, respuesta f; (to charity appeal) → acogida f
his only response was to yawnpor toda respuesta dio un bostezo
in response tocomo respuesta a
in response to many requestsaccediendo a muchos ruegos ...
we got a 73% responserespondió el 73 por ciento
we had hoped for a bigger response from the publichabíamos esperado más correspondencia or una mayor respuesta del público
it found no responseno encontró eco alguno
it met with a generous responsetuvo una generosa acogida
2. (Rel) → responsorio m
3. (= reaction) → reacción f
the response was not favourablela reacción no fue favorable
B. CPD response time Ntiempo m de respuesta
Collins Spanish Dictionary - Complete and Unabridged 8th Edition 2005 © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1971, 1988 © HarperCollins Publishers 1992, 1993, 1996, 1997, 2000, 2003, 2005

response

[rɪˈspɒns] n
(= reply) → réponse f
in response to [+ question, remark] → en réponse à
(= reaction) → réponse f
in response to [+ pressure, crisis, appeal] → en réponse à
(to treatment)réponse fresponse time n (COMPUTING)temps m de réponse
Collins English/French Electronic Resource. © HarperCollins Publishers 2005

response

n
(= reply)Antwort f, → Erwiderung f; in response (to)als Antwort (→ auf +acc), → in Erwiderung (+gen) (geh)
(= reaction)Reaktion f; (esp Comput) → Rückmeldung f; £50,000 was raised in response to the radio appealauf den Aufruf im Rundfunk hin gingen Spenden in Höhe von 50.000 Pfund ein; we had hoped for a bigger response from the publicwir hatten uns größere Resonanz in der Öffentlichkeit erhofft; my appeal met with no responsemeine Bitte fand kein Echo or keine Resonanz; to receive a positive responseeine gute or positive Resonanz finden
Collins German Dictionary – Complete and Unabridged 7th Edition 2005. © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1980 © HarperCollins Publishers 1991, 1997, 1999, 2004, 2005, 2007

response

[rɪˈspɒns] n (answer) → risposta; (reaction) → reazione f
in response to → in risposta a
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respond

(rəˈspond) verb
(with to).
1. to answer with words, a reaction, gesture etc. He didn't respond to my question; I smiled at her, but she didn't respond.
2. to show a good reaction eg to some course of treatment. His illness did not respond to treatment by drugs.
3. (of vehicles etc) to be guided easily by controls. The pilot said the plane did not respond to the controls.
reˈsponse (-s) noun
1. a reply or reaction. Our letters have never met with any response; My suggestions met with little response.
2. (usually in plural) in church services, a part spoken by the congregation rather than the priest.
reˌsponsiˈbility (-sə-) plural reˌsponsiˈbilities noun
1. something which a person has to look after, do etc. He takes his responsibilities very seriously.
2. the state of having important duties. a position of responsibility.
3. the state of being responsible. his responsibility for the accident.
reˈsponsible (-səbl) adjective
1. having a duty to see that something is done etc. We'll make one person responsible for buying the food for the trip.
2. (of a job etc) having many duties eg the making of important decisions. The job of manager is a very responsible post.
3. (with for) being the cause of something. Who is responsible for the stain on the carpet?
4. (of a person) able to be trusted; sensible. We need a responsible person for this job.
5. (with for) able to control, and fully aware of (one's actions). The lawyer said that at the time of the murder, his client was not responsible for his actions.
reˈsponsibly (-sə-) adverb
in a trustworthy or serious way. Do try to behave responsibly.
reˈsponsive (-siv) adjective
(negative unresponsive). a responsive, kindly girl; a responsive smile; The disease is responsive to treatment.
reˈsponsively adverb
reˈsponsiveness noun
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response

اِسْتِجابَة odezva svar Antwort ανταπόκριση respuesta vastaus réaction odgovor risposta 返答 응답 antwoord respons odpowiedź resposta ответ svar คำตอบ yanıt câu trả lời 回答
Multilingual Translator © HarperCollins Publishers 2009

re·sponse

n. respuesta.
1. reacción o cambio de un órgano o parte a un estímulo;
immune ______ inmune;
2. reacción de un paciente a un tratamiento.
English-Spanish Medical Dictionary © Farlex 2012

response

n respuesta; complete — respuesta completa; immune — respuesta inmunológica or inmunitaria; partial — respuesta parcial; sustained — respuesta sostenida
English-Spanish/Spanish-English Medical Dictionary Copyright © 2006 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc. All rights reserved.
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