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answer

noun [C] (REACTION)    /ˈɑːn.sər/ US  /ˈæn.sɚ/
A1 a reaction to a question , letter , phone call , etc.: The minister promised to give a written answer to the MP's detailed question . We've emailed him asking him if he's free on that date but we haven't had an answer yet . I've just rung him but there was no answer. I didn't realize we had to write each answer on a new sheet of paper . I got eight correct answers and two wrong ones in last week's exam . In answer to your letter of 30 May, I am writing to accept your offer of £3,575 in compensation .Answering and responding
(Definition of answer noun (REACTION) from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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