|1.||the act of responding; reply or reaction|
|2.||bridge a bid replying to a partner's bid or double|
|3.||(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 the ratio of the output to the input level, at a particular frequency, of a transmission line or electrical device|
|5.||any pattern of glandular, muscular, or electrical reactions that arises from stimulation of the nervous system|
|[C14: from Latin rēsponsum answer, from rēspondēre to |
response re·sponse (rĭ-spŏns')
A reaction, as that of an organism or any of its parts, to a specific stimulus.