[n] a bodily process occurring due to the effect of some foregoing stimulus or agent; "a bad reaction to the medicine"; "his responses have slowed with age"
[n] the manner in which something is greeted; "she did not expect the cold reception she received from her superiors"
[n] a phrase recited or sung by the congregation following a versicle by the priest or minister
[n] a statement (either spoken or written) that is made in reply to a question or request or criticism or accusation; "I waited several days for his answer"; "he wrote replies to several of his critics"
[n] the speech act of continuing a conversational exchange; "he growled his reply"
[n] a result; "this situation developed in response to events in Africa"