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noun uk   /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. [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 priest
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