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English noun: response

1. response (phenomenon) a result


SamplesThis situation developed in response to events in Africa.


Broader (hypernym)consequence, effect, event, issue, outcome, result, upshot


Narrower (hyponym)reaction

2. response (act) a bodily process occurring due to the effect of some antecedent stimulus or agent


SamplesA bad reaction to the medicine.
His responses have slowed with age.


Synonymsreaction


Broader (hypernym)activity, bodily function, bodily process, body process


Narrower (hyponym)answer, automatism, double take, electrical skin response, electrodermal response, Fere phenomenon, galvanic skin response, GSR, immune reaction, immune response, immunologic response, inborn reflex, innate reflex, instinctive reflex, kinesis, learned reaction, learned response, overreaction, passage, passing, physiological reaction, psychogalvanic response, rebound, reflex, reflex action, reflex response, Tarchanoff phenomenon, taxis, transfusion reaction, tropism, unconditioned reflex

3. response (communication) a statement (either spoken or written) that is made to reply to a question or request or criticism or accusation


SamplesI waited several days for his answer.
He wrote replies to several of his critics.


Synonymsanswer, reply


Broader (hypernym)statement


Narrower (hyponym)feedback, rescript

4. response (communication) the manner in which something is greeted


SamplesShe did not expect the cold reception she received from her superiors.


Synonymsreception


Broader (hypernym)greeting, salutation

5. response (communication) a phrase recited or sung by the congregation following a versicle by the priest or minister


Broader (hypernym)phrase

6. response (communication) the speech act of continuing a conversational exchange


SamplesHe growled his reply.


Synonymsreply


Broader (hypernym)speech act


Narrower (hyponym)answer, comeback, counter, counterblast, echo, non sequitur, rejoinder, replication, retort, return, riposte

7. response (attribute) the manner in which an electrical or mechanical device responds to an input signal or a range of input signals


Broader (hypernym)fashion, manner, mode, style, way









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