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re·sponse

response

 
 
pronunciation:
rih spans
features:
Word Combinations (noun)
part of speech: noun
definition 1: a written or spoken answer; reply.
I wrote to my senator and received a response.
synonyms:
answer, reply
definition 2: a feeling or action that immediately follows something else and is caused by it; reaction.
The doctor is happy about the patient's response to the medicine.
similar words:
reaction
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derivation: responseless (adj.)