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English definition of “response”

response

noun     /rɪˈspɒns/ US  /-ˈspɑːns/
B2 [C or U] an answer or reaction: Responses to our advertisement have been disappointing. Her proposals met with an enthusiastic response. I looked in her face for some response, but she just stared at me blankly. Management have granted a ten percent pay rise in response to union pressure.Answering and respondingReacting and responding [C] any of the parts sung or said, in some religious ceremonies, by the people in answer to the parts said or sung by the priestReligious ceremonies and prayers
(Definition of response noun from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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