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answer

noun [C]  /ˈæn·sər/ us  

answer noun [C] (REACTION)

something said or written in reaction to a question or statement: If you are asking me if I want to go into business with you, the answer is no. I called several times, but there was no answer. An answer is also a reaction to a question asked as part of a test: I think I got most of the answers right on the exam.

answer noun [C] (SOLUTION)

a solution to a problem: There is no easy answer to the problem.
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