|Response (Re*sponse") (r?*sp?ns"), n.
[OF. response, respons, F. réponse, from L. responsum, from respondere. See Respond.]
1. The act of responding.
2. An answer or reply. Specifically: (a) Reply to an objection in formal disputation. I. Watts. (b) (Eccl.) The answer of the people or congregation to the priest or clergyman, in the litany and other parts of divine service. (c) (R.C.Ch.) A kind of anthem sung after the lessons of matins and some other parts of the office. (d) (Mus.) A repetition of the given subject in a fugue by another part on the fifth above or fourth below. Busby.
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