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Meaning & Definition of Response in English

English

Response

/rɪspɑns/

noun

1. A result

  • "This situation developed in response to events in africa"
    synonym:
  • response

2. A bodily process occurring due to the effect of some antecedent stimulus or agent

  • "A bad reaction to the medicine"
  • "His responses have slowed with age"
    synonym:
  • reaction
  • ,
  • response

3. 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"
    synonym:
  • answer
  • ,
  • reply
  • ,
  • response

4. The manner in which something is greeted

  • "She did not expect the cold reception she received from her superiors"
    synonym:
  • reception
  • ,
  • response

5. A phrase recited or sung by the congregation following a versicle by the priest or minister

    synonym:
  • response

6. The speech act of continuing a conversational exchange

  • "He growled his reply"
    synonym:
  • reply
  • ,
  • response

7. The manner in which an electrical or mechanical device responds to an input signal or a range of input signals

    synonym:
  • response

Examples of using

I didn't expect such a nasty response to my question.
Tom's response to the medicine pleased the doctor.
There was no response.