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answer

noun
 
/ˈɑːnsər/
A1 something that you say or write back to someone who has asked you a question: I asked him if he was going, but I didn’t hear his answer.
A2 the act of picking up a telephone or opening a door: I rang the bell, but there was no answer.
A2 the correct information given as a reply to a question in a test: Did you get the answer to question six?
B1 a way of stopping a problem: It’s a big problem, and I don’t know what the answer is.
(Definition of answer noun from the Cambridge Essential Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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