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Definition of response
- Psychology & Physiology an excitation of a nerve impulse caused by a change or event; a physical reaction to a specific stimulus or situation: we unwittingly induce Pavlovian-type responses in dogs by establishing a rigid routine for feeding there is considerable species variation in the stomach’s response to alcohol
Middle English: from Old French respons or Latin responsum 'something offered in return', neuter past participle of respondere (see respond)
The ending of response is spelled -se.