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an answer or reply, as in words or in some action.
Biology. any behavior of a living organism that results from an external or internal stimulus.
a verse, sentence, phrase, or word said or sung by the choir or congregation in reply to the officiant. Compare versicle ( def 2 ).
Bridge. a bid based on an evaluation of one's hand relative to the previous bid of one's partner.

1250–1300; < Latin respōnsum, noun use of neuter past participle of respondēre to respond; replacing Middle English respounse < Middle French respons < Latin, as above

responseless, adjective
counterresponse, noun

1. rejoinder. See answer. Unabridged
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response (rɪˈspɒns)
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 respond]

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Word Origin & History

c.1300, from L. responsum "answer," prop. neut. pp. of respondere "to respond" (see respond). Responsive is from L.L. responsivus, from L. responsus, pp. of respondere.
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response re·sponse (rĭ-spŏns')
A reaction, as that of an organism or any of its parts, to a specific stimulus.

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response   (rĭ-spŏns')  Pronunciation Key 
A reaction, as that of an organism or any of its parts, to a specific stimulus. See more at classical conditioning.
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