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noun [countable] response pronunciation in American English /rɪˈspɑns/
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  1. 1
    a reaction

    Her response was to leave the room and slam the door.

    response to:

    There was an enthusiastic response to the suggestions.

    We’re studying the body’s immune response to the virus.

    in response to:

    In response to complaints, the company reviewed its safety procedures.

    response from:

    His comments sparked an angry response from dissatisfied customers.

  2. 2
    an answer to a question in a test, quiz, etc.

    I’m sorry; the correct response was “B.”

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    1. a.
      a reply to any question or letter

      The survey got more than 1,000 responses.

      no response:

      I’ve left messages, but there’s been no response.



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