Meaning of RESPONSE in English



Pronunciation: ri- ' spän(t)s

Function: noun

Etymology: Middle English & Latin; Middle English respounce, from Anglo-French respuns, respounce, from Latin responsum reply, from neuter of responsus, past participle of respond ē re

Date: 14th century

1 : an act of responding

2 : something constituting a reply or a reaction: as a : a verse, phrase, or word sung or said by the people or choir after or in reply to the officiant in a liturgical service b : the activity or inhibition of previous activity of an organism or any of its parts resulting from stimulation c : the output of a transducer or detecting device resulting from a given input

synonyms see ANSWER

Merriam Webster Collegiate English Dictionary.      Merriam Webster - Энциклопедический словарь английского языка.