response


response
response re‧sponse [rɪˈspɒns ǁ rɪˈspɑːns] noun
1. [countable, uncountable] something done as a reaction to something that has happened:

• The company's difficulties have touched off widely differing responses among its five largest shareholders.

response to

• Its latest move is a response to price slashing by its competitors.

• Can the system change in response to changes in consumer wants?

2. [countable] a reply to a letter, telephone call, advertisement etc:

• It ran a series of radio ads and got 10,000 responses from investors.

3. response time the time it takes to react to something:

• a 24-hour response time on all customer enquiries

• The additional load has slowed the computers' response times.

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response UK US /rɪˈspɒns/ noun [C or U]
an answer to a question, letter, email, etc.: response to sth »

Consumers get no response to telephone inquiries for help.

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I am writing in response to your email.

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a written response

a reaction to something that has happened: »

He spoke in response to the news that the business had failed.

response from sb »

The recent Shanghai sell-off prompted virtually no response from more established markets.

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a mixed/positive response


Financial and business terms. 2012.

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