Meaning of RESPONSE in English


— responseless , adj.

/ri spons"/ , n.

1. an answer or reply, as in words or in some action.

2. Biol. any behavior of a living organism that results from an external or internal stimulus.

3. Eccles.

a. a verse, sentence, phrase, or word said or sung by the choir or congregation in reply to the officiant. Cf. versicle (def. 2).

b. responsory.

4. Bridge. a bid based on an evaluation of one's hand relative to the previous bid of one's partner.

[ 1250-1300; responsum, n. use of neut. ptp. of respondere to RESPOND; r. ME respounse respons ]

Syn. 1. rejoinder. See answer .

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