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response (consequence)

Definition:

a result

Class:

phenomenon noun (natural phenomena)

Plural:

responses

Original source:

Princeton WordNet

Example:

reaction

Usage example:

this situation developed in response to events in Africa

Etymology:

Old French, ultimately from the Latin respōnsum, a nominal use of the neuter...
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Definition references

Collins Dictionary:

response | responseless [adjective, derived]

the act of responding; reply or reaction | [bridge] a bid replying to a partner's bid or double | [plural, Christianity] a short sentence or phrase ... (24 of 479 words, 5 definitions, 9 usage examples, pronunciation)

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Oxford Dictionary:

response | responses

a verbal or written answer | an answer to a question in a test, questionnaire, etc. | (usually "responses") : a part of a religious liturgy said or ... (26 of 242 words, 7 definitions, 8 usage examples, pronunciation)

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Merriam-Webster:

response | answer [synonym, sense-specific] | reply [synonym, sense-specific] | reaction [synonym, sense-specific] | take [synonym, sense-specific] | inquiry [antonym, sense-specific] | query [antonym, sense-specific] | question [antonym, sense-specific] | backlash [similar, sense-specific] | ...

an act of responding | something constituting a reply or a reaction: as ; a verse, phrase, or word sung or said by the people or choir after or in ... (29 of 209 words, 2 definitions, pronunciation)

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Wikipedia:

Response [disambiguation]

may refer to: Response (album), a studio album by Phil Wickham | Response (liturgy), a line answering a versicle | Response (music) or antiphon, a response to a psalm or other part of a religious service | The Response (film) | Output or response, the ... (41 of 154 words, 15 definitions)

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Macmillan British Dictionary:

response [countable] | responses [plural]

a reaction | an answer to a question in a test, quiz etc ; a reply to any question or letter | an answer that is sung or spoken by the people at a ... (32 of 126 words, 3 definitions, 7 usage examples, pronunciation)

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Wiktionary:

response | responses [plural] | reaction [synonym, sense-specific]

An answer or reply, or something in the nature of an answer or reply. | The act of responding or replying; reply: as, to speak in response to a question. | An oracular answer. | [liturgics] A verse, sentence, phrase, or word said or sung by the choir... (45 of 125 words, 7 definitions, 3 usage examples, pronunciation)

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New World Dictionary:

response

something said or done in answer; reply or reaction | [ecclesiastical] ; a word or words used in replying to or affirming a prayer, reading, or ... (25 of 80 words, 4 definitions, pronunciation)

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Random House Dictionary:

response | responsory [synonym, sense-specific]

an answer or reply, as in words or in some action. | [biology] any behavior of a living organism that results from an external or internal stimulus. | ... (26 of 78 words, 4 definitions, pronunciation)

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Cambridge Dictionary:

response

an answer or reaction | 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 (29 of 77 words, 2 definitions, 4 usage examples, pronunciations)

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American Heritage Dictionary:

response

The act of responding. | A reply or an answer. | A reaction, as that of an organism or a mechanism, to a specific stimulus. | [ecclesiastical] ... (24 of 69 words, 5 definitions, pronunciation)

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Britannica Encyclopedia:

event [occurrence]

notion that became of singular importance in the philosophical speculation about relativity physics. The best-known analyses are those of the ... (20 of 71 words)

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Encarta Dictionary:

response | responses [plural]

something said or written in reply to a statement or question from somebody else | something done in reaction to something else | in bridge, a bid ... (25 of 123 words, 5 definitions, pronunciation)

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Etymology references

Wiktionary:

response | responses [plural]

Origin: Old French, ultimately from the Latin respōnsum, a nominal use of the neuter form of respōnsus, the perfect passive participle of respondeō, from re ("again") + spondeō ("promise").

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Merriam-Webster:

response

First use: 14th century

Origin: Middle English and Latin; Middle English respounce, from Anglo-French respuns, respounce, from Latin responsum reply, from ... (18 of 25 etymology words)

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Oxford Dictionary:

response | responses

Origin: Middle English: from Old French respons or Latin responsum "something offered in return", neuter past participle of respondere (see "respond")

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New World Dictionary:

response

Origin: Middle English respounse from Medieval Latin respons from Latin responsum, neuter of responsus, past participle of respondere: see "respond"

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American Heritage Dictionary:

response

Origin: Middle English respons, from Old French, from Latin respōnsum, from neuter past participle of respondēre, to respond; see "respond".

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Online Etymology:

response

First use: about 1300

Origin: Latin responsum "answer", properly neuter past participle of respondere "to respond".

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Collins Dictionary:

response

First use: 14th century

Origin: from Latin rēsponsum answer, from rēspondēre to respond

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Encarta Dictionary:

response | responses [plural]

First use: 14th century

Origin: Directly or via French from Latin responsum from past participle of respondere

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Audio references

Wiktionary:

response | responses [plural]

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Collins Dictionary:

response

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Macmillan British Dictionary:

response [countable] | responses [plural]

Audio: British English pronunciation of "response"

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Macmillan American Dictionary:

response [countable] | responses [plural]

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Cambridge Dictionary:

response

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the Free Dictionary:

response

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Google Dictionary:

response | responses [plural]

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Merriam-Webster Pronunciation:

response

Audio: North American pronunciation of "response"

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YourDictionary Audio:

response

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freedictionary.org:

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