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noun [countable] response pronunciation in British English /rɪˈspɒns/
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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.
    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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