response: Meaning and Definition of


Pronunciation: (ri-spons'), [key]
— n.
  1. an answer or reply, as in words or in some action.
  2. any behavior of a living organism that results from an external or internal stimulus.
    1. a verse, sentence, phrase, or word said or sung by the choir or congregation in reply to the officiant. Cf.versicle(def. 2).
    2. responsory.
  3. a bid based on an evaluation of one's hand relative to the previous bid of one's partner.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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