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  2  definitions  found 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Response  \Re*sponse"\  (r?*sp?ns"),  n.  [OF.  response,  respons,  F. 
  r['e]ponse,  from  L.  responsum  from  respondere.  See 
  1.  The  act  of  responding. 
  2.  An  answer  or  reply.  Specifically: 
  a  Reply  to  an  objection  in  formal  disputation.  --I. 
  b  (Eccl.)  The  answer  of  the  people  or  congregation  to 
  the  priest  or  clergyman,  in  the  litany  and  other  parts 
  of  divine  service. 
  c  (R.C.Ch.)  A  kind  of  anthem  sung  after  the  lessons  of 
  matins  and  some  other  parts  of  the  office. 
  d  (Mus.)  A  repetition  of  the  given  subject  in  a  fugue  by 
  another  part  on  the  fifth  above  or  fourth  below. 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
  n  1:  a  result;  "this  situation  developed  in  response  to  events  in 
  2:  a  bodily  process  occurring  due  to  the  effect  of  some 
  foregoing  stimulus  or  agent;  "a  bad  reaction  to  the 
  medicine";  "his  responses  have  slowed  with  age"  [syn:  {reaction}] 
  3:  a  statement  (either  spoken  or  written)  that  is  made  in  reply 
  to  a  question  or  request  or  criticism  or  accusation;  "I 
  waited  several  days  for  his  answer";  "he  wrote  replies  to 
  several  of  his  critics"  [syn:  {answer},  {reply}] 
  4:  the  manner  in  which  something  is  greeted;  "she  did  not 
  expect  the  cold  reception  she  received  from  her  superiors" 
  [syn:  {reception}] 
  5:  a  phrase  recited  or  sung  by  the  congregation  following  a 
  versicle  by  the  priest  or  minister 
  6:  the  speech  act  of  continuing  a  conversational  exchange;  "he 
  growled  his  reply"  [syn:  {reply}] 

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