Associations to the word «Response»


RESPONSE, noun. ​An answer or reply, or something in the nature of an answer or reply.
RESPONSE, noun. ​The act of responding or replying; reply: as, to speak in response to a question.
RESPONSE, noun. An oracular answer.
RESPONSE, noun. (liturgics) A verse, sentence, phrase, or word said or sung by the choir or congregation in sequence or reply to the priest or officiant.
RESPONSE, noun. (liturgics) A versicle or anthem said or sung during or after a lection; a respond or responsory.
RESPONSE, noun. A reply to an objection in formal disputation.
RESPONSE, noun. An online advertising performance metric representing one click-through from an online ad to its destination URL.
RESPONSE, noun. A reaction to a stimulus or provocation.
RESPONSE TIME, noun. (biology) (medicine) The period of time between the application of a stimulus and the associated response from a cell or tissue
RESPONSE TIME, noun. The time taken for a person (or human-controlled system) to respond to a request
RESPONSE TIME, noun. (electronics) The time taken for the display of an instrument to move to a new value following a step change
RESPONSE TIME, noun. (computing) The period of time between a request for a service and the associated response; typically the request is caused by a user at a terminal hitting the return key, and the response is displayed on a screen
RESPONSE TIMES, noun. Plural of response time

Dictionary definition

RESPONSE, noun. A result; "this situation developed in response to events in Africa".
RESPONSE, noun. A bodily process occurring due to the effect of some antecedent stimulus or agent; "a bad reaction to the medicine"; "his responses have slowed with age".
RESPONSE, noun. A statement (either spoken or written) that is made to 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".
RESPONSE, noun. The manner in which something is greeted; "she did not expect the cold reception she received from her superiors".
RESPONSE, noun. A phrase recited or sung by the congregation following a versicle by the priest or minister.
RESPONSE, noun. The speech act of continuing a conversational exchange; "he growled his reply".
RESPONSE, noun. The manner in which an electrical or mechanical device responds to an input signal or a range of input signals.

Wise words

Language is a process of free creation; its laws and principles are fixed, but the manner in which the principles of generation are used is free and infinitely varied. Even the interpretation and use of words involves a process of free creation.
Noam Chomsky