[ UK /ɹɪspˈɒns/ ]
[ US /ɹiˈspɑns, ɹɪˈspɑns/ ]
  1. a result
    this situation developed in response to events in Africa
  2. a bodily process occurring due to the effect of some antecedent stimulus or agent
    his responses have slowed with age
    a bad reaction to the medicine
  3. a phrase recited or sung by the congregation following a versicle by the priest or minister
  4. the manner in which something is greeted
    she did not expect the cold reception she received from her superiors
  5. 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
  6. the speech act of continuing a conversational exchange
    he growled his reply
  7. the manner in which an electrical or mechanical device responds to an input signal or a range of input signals
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How To Use response In A Sentence

  • A great deal of the nudge-nudge wink-wink routine by the young upwardly mobile male executives was the usual response to her presence.
  • So far, only a couple of the trees (literally two) have been found to be successful in fending off beetle attacks, using chemical and physical responses similar to those in lower-elevation tree species, such as lodgepole pine and Douglas fir. Louisa Willcox: Whitebark Pine: Functionally Gone in Much of the Greater Yellowstone
  • In response to the outcry, as well as to the fact that colorization did not end up being the boon colorizers thought it would be, the practice thankfully disappeared after only a couple of years.
  • Since interviewers represent the interface between the research and the respondent, they have an important role in maximizing the response rate for the survey.
  • But Salmond appeared to concede that he had overreacted in his response to the PCC.
  • I expected him to smile in response but he glowered at me.
  • The answer would be significantly different to the one given in response to the Department's loaded question.
  • The films he made look simple at first glance, yet already invite a more complicated response.
  • This pattern of stimulus and response is parallel to the way that a shepherd might train his sheepdog.
  • We received no response and resent the message on September 20.
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