• WordNet 3.6
    • adj respondent replying "an answering glance","an answering smile"
    • n respondent someone who responds
    • n respondent the codefendant (especially in a divorce proceeding) who is accused of adultery with the corespondent
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: in microsoft 1998 edition if your keyboard isnt responding it displays "keyboard not responding press enter to continue"
    • a Respondent Disposed or expected to respond; answering; according; corresponding. "Wealth respondent to payment and contributions."
    • n Respondent (Law) One who responds. It corresponds in general to defendant.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: It is illegal for both sexes to flirt or respond to flirtation using the eyes and/or hands.
    • respondent Answering; responding.
    • respondent Conformable; corresponding.
    • n respondent One who responds; specifically, in a scholastic disputation, one who maintains a thesis, and defends it against the objections of one or more opponents. There was no burden of proof upon the respondent at the outset, but, owing to the admissions which he was obliged by the rules of disputation to make, it was soon thrown upon him.
    • n respondent Specifically One who answers or is called on to answer a petition or an appeal.
    • n respondent In mathematics, a quantity in the body of a table: opposed to argument, or the regularly varying quantity with which the table is entered. Thus, in a table of powers, where the base is entered at the side, the exponent at the top, and the power is found in the body of the table, the last quantity is the respondent.
    • n respondent A defendant in a lawsuit, now specifically in a divorce case.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: Women who respond to sex surveys in magazines have had five times as many lovers as non-respondents.
    • adj Respondent answering: corresponding to expectation
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  • Lou Holtz
    “Life is ten percent what happens to you and ninety percent how you respond to it.”
  • Peter F. Drucker
    “The entrepreneur always searches for change, responds to it, and exploits it as an opportunity.”
  • Lou Holtz
    “How you respond to the challenge in the second half will determine what you become after the game, whether you are a winner or a loser.”
  • James Allen
    “No temptation can gravitate to a man unless there is that is his heart which is capable of responding to it”
  • Richard M. DeVos
    Richard M. DeVos
    “Life... It tends to respond to our outlook, to shape itself to meet our expectations.”
  • Yogi Berra
    “Yogi ordered a pizza. The waitress asked How many pieces do you want your pie cut? Yogi responded, Four. I don't think I could eat eight.”


Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
L. respondens, p. pr. of respondere,
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Fr.,—L. respondēre, responsumre-, back, spondēre, to promise.


In literature:

When the children responded incorrectly or incompletely, they were often given help, but not always to the same extent.
"The Measurement of Intelligence" by Lewis Madison Terman
And it responded so quickly to that touch that Shann guessed it was even lighter and easier to handle than he had first thought.
"Storm Over Warlock" by Andre Norton
Mina threw out a smile; her visitor's pursed lips responded to it.
"Tristram of Blent" by Anthony Hope
About forty men and women immediately responded, and came forward and seated themselves at my feet.
"By Canoe and Dog-Train" by Egerton Ryerson Young
So you might responded Ethel giving him a speaking look.
"The Young Visiters or, Mr. Salteena's Plan" by Daisy Ashford
The doctor responded by as many, demonstrating the contrary.
"Gryll Grange" by Thomas Love Peacock
The mind forms the idea of an action and the muscles instinctively respond.
"The Psychology of Singing" by David C. Taylor
Life, growth and development respond to joy.
"How to Add Ten Years to your Life and to Double Its Satisfactions" by S. S. Curry
When an animal is struck by a blow, it does not respond at once.
"Sir Jagadis Chunder Bose" by Sir Jagadis Chunder Bose
Glover told me he knew him," responded the messenger, "and described his house, gable-end on the seaside, none near it.
"The Naval History of the United States" by Willis J. Abbot

In poetry:

The quivering chin and tear-bedewed eye
That respond to a kindred word
That unconsciously fell from a tongue passing by,
Oft betrays how th' heart has been stirred.
"An Open Book" by Jared Barhite
Shall make ought seem so fair as that beyond—
Beyond the down, which draws their fealty;
Blow high, blow low, some hearts do aye respond
The wind is from the sea.
"Kismet" by Jean Ingelow
When, lo! as if by touch of magic wand,
On every roof, of tile, of thatch or wood,
As instantly as magic doth respond,
A cross, of various size and form there stood.
"From A Saxon Legend." by Alfred Castner King
Far beyond the sunrise and the sunset rises
Heaven, with worlds on worlds that lighten and respond:
Thought can see not thence the goal of hope's surmises
Far beyond.
"Plus Ultra" by Algernon Charles Swinburne
We pant, we strain like birds against their wires;
Are sick to reach the vast and the beyond;—
And what avails, if still to our desires
Those far-off gulfs respond?
"Honours -- Part II." by Jean Ingelow
Serene as ever waits the tireless train,
The signals blink their wistful lamps beyond
The misty roof, and surely once again
The wheels to harnessed brain and hand respond.
"The Journey Home" by Douglas Gibson

In news:

It evaluates neurological status by monitoring a patient's ability to detect and respond to a timed series of vibratory and auditory stimuli.
Guy Fieri responds to scathing Times review: 'There was another agenda.
Newt Gingrich Angrily Responds to Ex-Wife's Astounding Claims During Debate.
Tebow responded to these comments saying it made him feel sad.
The Pentagon responded Tuesday that the practice is necessary to keep soldiers safe.
Has Obama responded appropriately to Benghazi attack.
Carrboro cops responded appropriately .
NRC Says North Anna Responded Appropriately .
THERESA – Two rescue helicopters responded this morning to a two-car crash with pin-ins near - 12:15 pm.
About 75 percent of those responded.
How Should the Profession Respond.
Ask Amy responds to a wife wondering how to respond to questions about her husband's cancer diagnosis.
The government would "respond big and respond fast" after it hits, he said.
The government would "respond big and respond fast" after.
Firefighters may be used to saving lives by responding to emergencies, but now some local first responders are working to save lives by a less traditional means, selling t-shirts.

In science:

The eigenvector corresponding to the largest eigenvalue is not constant and can be regarded as a window one applies to the data in order to make the usual coherent sum respond to signals from S .
On blind searches for noise dominated signals: a loosely coherent approach
We assume that A doesn’t make repeat queries. - If i = ib responds with H0(IDU ) = bP and sets IDU = IDb . - Else chooses k uniformly at random from Z ∗ q ; computes QU = kP and SU = kPP ub ; stores (IDU , QU , SU , k) in L0 and responds with QU .
Provable Secure Identity Based Generalized Signcryption Scheme
The queries made by in Phase 2 are responded in the same way as those made by in Phase 1.
Provable Secure Identity Based Generalized Signcryption Scheme
Directives that define the parameters of the 'main' or 'default' server, # which responds to requests that aren't handled by a virtual host. # These directives also provide default values for the settings # of all virtual hosts. # 3.
Software Design Document, Testing, Deployment and Configuration Management of the UUIS--a Team 2 COMP5541-W10 Project Approach
If this is the case, system responds by narrowing the list of error messages displayed. 1.
Software Requirements Specification of the IUfA's UUIS -- a Team 2 COMP5541-W10 Project Approach