Meaning of RESPONSE in English


transcription, транскрипция: [ ri-ˈspän(t)s ]


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

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's Collegiate English vocabulary.      Энциклопедический словарь английского языка Merriam Webster.