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  1. An answer or reply, or something in the nature of an answer or reply.
  2. The act of responding or replying; reply: as, to speak in response to a question.
  3. An oracular answer.
  4. (liturgics) A verse, sentence, phrase, or word said or sung by the choir or congregation in sequence or reply to the priest or officiant.
  5. (liturgics) A versicle or anthem said or sung during or after a lection; a respond or responsory.
  6. A reply to an objection in formal disputation.
  7. An online advertising performance metric representing one click-through from an online ad to its destination URL

Quotations

  • 1338: Robert Mannyng, Middle English Chronicle
    What was his respons written, I ne sauh no herd.
  • 1842: Alfred Tennyson, The Two Voices
    Then did my response clearer fall:
    "No compound of this earthly ball
    Is like another, all in all."
  • 1874: James Sully, Sensation and Intuition, p. 17.
    There seems a vast psychological interval between an emotional response to the action of some grateful stimulus and the highly complex intellectual and emotional development implied in a distinct appreciation of objective beauty.

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  • "response" at The Century Dictionary, The Century Co., New York, 1911.

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