Definition of "response" []

  • The act of responding. (noun)
  • A reply or an answer. (noun)
  • A reaction, as that of an organism or a mechanism, to a specific stimulus. (noun)
  • Ecclesiastical Something that is spoken or sung by a congregation or choir in answer to the officiating minister or priest. (noun)
  • A responsory. (noun)
  • The act of responding; reply or reaction (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

  • A bid replying to a partner's bid or double (noun)
  • A short sentence or phrase recited or sung by the choir or congregation in reply to the officiant at a church service (noun)
  • The ratio of the output to the input level, at a particular frequency, of a transmission line or electrical device (noun)
  • Any pattern of glandular, muscular, or electrical reactions that arises from stimulation of the nervous system (noun) (c) HarperCollins Publishers Ltd 2016

Use "response" in a sentence
  • "Do the rest of you play Windows Minesweeper while waiting for pages to load and during any other 3+ second gap in response from the computer?"
  • "All I can think of in response is that if she can't take the heat, she should get out of the kitchen. todd"
  • "What I would say in response is that if climate change is going to come abruptly, then the major climate models are wrong."