responder

[ri-spon-der]
noun
1.
a person or thing that responds.
2.
Electronics. the part of a transponder that transmits the reply.

Origin:
1875–80; respond + -er1

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respond (rɪˈspɒnd)
 
vb (foll by to)
1.  to state or utter (something) in reply
2.  (intr) to act in reply; react: to respond by issuing an invitation
3.  to react favourably: this patient will respond to treatment
4.  an archaic word for correspond
 
n
5.  architect a pilaster or an engaged column that supports an arch or a lintel
6.  Christianity a choral anthem chanted in response to a lesson read at a church service
 
[C14: from Old French respondre, from Latin rēspondēre to return like for like, from re- + spondēre to pledge; see spouse, sponsor]
 
re'spondence
 
n
 
re'spondency
 
n
 
re'sponder
 
n

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Today the fund is widely hailed as a flexible and innovative crisis-responder.
When the patient has a medical need, the responder immediately tracks down a qualified employee to take care of it.
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