What is response?

  • (noun): The manner in which something is greeted.
    Synonyms: reception
    See also — Additional definitions below

More definitions of "response":

  • (noun): The speech act of continuing a conversational exchange.
    Synonyms: reply
  • (noun): A bodily process occurring due to the effect of some foregoing stimulus or agent.
    Synonyms: reaction
  • (noun): A result.
    Example: "This situation developed in response to events in Africa"
  • (noun): A phrase recited or sung by the congregation following a versicle by the priest or minister.
  • (noun): A statement (either spoken or written) that is made in reply to a question or request or criticism or accusation.
    Synonyms: answer, reply

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