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Meaning of “response” in the English Dictionary

"response" in British English

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responsenoun

uk   /rɪˈspɒns/  us   /-ˈspɑːns/
B2 [C or U] an ​answer or ​reaction: Responses toouradvertisement have been ​disappointing. Her ​proposalsmet with an ​enthusiastic response. I ​looked in her ​face for some response, but she just ​stared at me ​blankly. Management have ​granted a ten ​percentpayrise in response tounionpressure. [C] any of the ​partssung or said, in some ​religiousceremonies, by the ​people in ​answer to the ​parts said or ​sung by the ​priest

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(Definition of response from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"response" in American English

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responsenoun [C/U]

 us   /rɪˈspɑns/
something said or done as a ​reaction to something that has been said or done; an ​answer or ​reaction: [C] She’s ​applied for ​admission and is still ​waiting for a response from the ​school. The ​law was ​passed by the ​towncouncil in response to (= as a ​result of)complaints from ​residents. biology A response is also a ​reaction of an ​organism to a ​change in ​itsenvironment.
(Definition of response from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

"response" in Business English

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responsenoun [C or U]

uk   us   /rɪˈspɒns/
an answer to a ​question, ​letter, ​email, etc.: response to sth Consumers get no response to ​telephoneinquiries for ​help. I am writing in response to your ​email. a written response
a ​reaction to something that has ​happened: He spoke in response to the ​news that the ​business had ​failed.response from sb The recent Shanghai ​sell-offprompted virtually no response from more ​establishedmarkets. a mixed/​positive response
(Definition of response from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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