respondence

or re·spond·en·cy

[ ri-spon-duh ns or ri-spon-duh n-see ]
/ rɪˈspɒn dəns or rɪˈspɒn dən si /

noun

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

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Origin of respondence

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