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Dictionary definition for: Response

1. (n) a result; "this situation developed in response to events in Africa"

2. (n) a bodily process occurring due to the effect of some foregoing stimulus or agent; "a bad reaction to the medicine" "his responses have slowed with age"

3. (n) a statement (either spoken or written) that is made in 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"

4. (n) the manner in which something is greeted; "she did not expect the cold reception she received from her superiors"

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

6. (n) the speech act of continuing a conversational exchange; "he growled his reply"

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