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[ri-spon-siv-nis] /rɪˈspɒn sɪv nɪs/
the quality or state of being responsive.
Machinery. the ability of a machine or system to adjust quickly to suddenly altered external conditions, as of speed, load, or temperature, and to resume stable operation without undue delay.
Also, responsivity
[ri-spon-siv-i-tee, ree-spon-] /rɪ spɒnˈsɪv ɪ ti, ˌri spɒn-/ (Show IPA)
Origin of responsiveness
First recorded in 1840-50; responsive + -ness Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018.
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  • And this seemed to be the extent of his responsiveness for the moment.

    Alice Adams Booth Tarkington
  • It had, he felt, made a difference, not only in the size but the responsiveness of his audiences.

    The Prisoner Alice Brown
  • Gratitude, responsiveness, imply health and energy, past or present.

    Robert Elsmere Mrs. Humphry Ward
  • He looked at her with a strange lack of responsiveness when she entered the room.

  • In its turn the voice steadily improves in its responsiveness to the ear.

    The Psychology of Singing

    David C. Taylor

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