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Definition 1: a bodily process occurring due to the effect of some antecedent stimulus or agent - [noun denoting act]

Samples where response or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • a bad reaction to the medicine
  • his responses have slowed with age

Synonyms for response in the sense of this definition

(response is a kind of ...) an organic process that takes place in the body

"respiratory activity"

(... is a kind of response ) reaction of the body to a transfusion of blood that is not compatible with its own blood; an adverse reaction can range from fever and hives to renal failure and shock and death

(... is a kind of response ) a nonverbal reaction

"his answer to any problem was to get drunk" "their answer was to sue me"

(... is a kind of response ) a bodily reaction of changing from one place or stage to another

"the passage of air from the lungs" "the passing of flatus"

(... is a kind of response ) a reaction that has been acquired by learning

(... is a kind of response ) an automatic instinctive unlearned reaction to a stimulus

(... is a kind of response ) a delayed reaction indicating surprise

(... is a kind of response ) a movement that is a response to a stimulus but is not oriented with respect to the source of stimulation

(... is a kind of response ) a locomotor response toward or away from an external stimulus by a motile (and usually simple) organism

(... is a kind of response ) an involuntary orienting response; positive or negative reaction to a stimulus source

(... is a kind of response ) a bodily defense reaction that recognizes an invading substance (an antigen: such as a virus or fungus or bacteria or transplanted organ) and produces antibodies specific against that antigen

(... is a kind of response ) a change in the electrical properties of the skin in response to stress or anxiety; can be measured either by recording the electrical resistance of the skin or by recording weak currents generated by the body

(... is a kind of response ) an excessive reaction; a reaction with inappropriate emotional behavior

(... is a kind of response ) a reaction to a crisis or setback or frustration

"he is still on the rebound from his wife's death"

(... is a kind of response ) any reaction that occurs automatically without conscious thought or reflection (especially the undirected behavior seen in psychomotor epilepsy)

Definition 2: the manner in which an electrical or mechanical device responds to an input signal or a range of input signals - [noun denoting attribute]

(response is a kind of ...) how something is done or how it happens

"her dignified manner" "his rapid manner of talking" "their nomadic mode of existence" "in the characteristic New York style" "a lonely way of life" "in an abrasive fashion"

Definition 3: the speech act of continuing a conversational exchange - [noun denoting communication]

Samples where response or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • he growled his reply

Synonyms for response in the sense of this definition

(response is a kind of ...) the use of language to perform some act

(... is a kind of response ) a vigorous and unrestrained response

"her tirade provoked a counterblast from her husband"

(... is a kind of response ) a reply that has no relevance to what preceded it

(... is a kind of response ) a quick reply to a question or remark (especially a witty or critical one)

"it brought a sharp rejoinder from the teacher"

(... is a kind of response ) a reply that repeats what has just been said

(... is a kind of response ) the speech act of replying to a question

Definition 4: a statement (either spoken or written) that is made to reply to a question or request or criticism or accusation - [noun denoting communication]

Samples where response or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • I waited several days for his answer
  • he wrote replies to several of his critics

Synonyms for response in the sense of this definition

(response is a kind of ...) a message that is stated or declared; a communication (oral or written) setting forth particulars or facts etc

"according to his statement he was in London on that day"

(... is a kind of response ) a reply by a Pope to an inquiry concerning a point of law or morality

(... is a kind of response ) response to an inquiry or experiment

Definition 5: the manner in which something is greeted - [noun denoting communication]

Samples where response or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • she did not expect the cold reception she received from her superiors

Synonyms for response in the sense of this definition

(response is a kind of ...) (usually plural) an acknowledgment or expression of good will (especially on meeting)

Definition 6: a phrase recited or sung by the congregation following a versicle by the priest or minister - [noun denoting communication]

(response is a kind of ...) an expression consisting of one or more words forming a grammatical constituent of a sentence

Definition 7: a result - [noun denoting phenomenon]

Samples where response or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • this situation developed in response to events in Africa

(response is a kind of ...) a phenomenon that follows and is caused by some previous phenomenon

"the magnetic effect was greater when the rod was lengthwise" "his decision had depressing consequences for business" "he acted very wise after the event"

(... is a kind of response ) a response that reveals a person's feelings or attitude

"he was pleased by the audience's reaction to his performance" "John feared his mother's reaction when she saw the broken lamp"

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