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answer

noun [C]
 
 
/ˈɑːnsər/
WORDS A1 what you say or write back to someone who has asked you a question or spoken to you: I asked him if he was going but I didn't hear his answer. Please give me your answer by next week.Answering and responding
DOOR/TELEPHONE A2 the act of answering the telephone or the door: [usually singular] I rang the bell but there was no answer.Answering and responding
SOLUTION B1 a way of solving a problem: It's a difficult situation and I don't know what the answer is.Solving and solutions
TEST A2 the correct number or information given as a reply to a question in a test or competition: Did you get the answer to Question 6?Exams, tests and exercises
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