respondence

or re·spond·en·cy

[ri-spon-duh ns or ri-spon-duh n-see]

noun

the act of responding; response: respondence to a stimulus.

Nearby words

  1. resplendence,
  2. resplendent,
  3. resplendent quetzal,
  4. resplendently,
  5. respond,
  6. respondent,
  7. respondent conditioning,
  8. responder,
  9. responsa,
  10. response

Origin of respondence

From obsolete French, dating back to 1580–90; see origin at respond, -ence

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